Murray St. 76, Tennessee St. 54
B.J. Jenkins scored 17 points to lead Murray State to a 76-54
victory over Tennessee State on Thursday night, extending the
Racers’ winning streak to 12 games.
Eleven players scored for Murray State (21-3, 12-0 Ohio Valley
Conference), which also won its 15th straight home game and its
18th consecutive regular-season OVC game. The Racers used a 17-4
run to take a 39-24 lead with 18:28 remaining in the game.
B.J. Jenkins and Ivan Aska each hit layups to give Murray State
a 43-27 advantage with 17:50 to play, and after Tennessee State’s
Jeremiah Crutcher scored, the Racers added six straight points for
a 49-29 lead with 14:35 to play.
Danero Thomas added 12 points, Isaiah Canaan scored 11 and Aska
had 10 for the Racers.
Robert Covington scored 19 points to lead Tennessee State (4-20,
1-11), which has lost seven straight games, its longest losing
streak since 2006-07.