NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jonathan Stark hit seven of his team’s 12 3-pointers and scored 37 points, and seventh-seeded Murray State rallied to beat third-seeded Morehead State 75-69 in Thursday night’s Ohio Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinal.
The Racers (16-16) advance to face No. 2 seed UT Martin (20-11) in Friday’s semifinal.
After six lead changes and four ties, Stark hit a jumper for a 69-67 Racers’ lead with 1:19 to go and Dupree added a layup. The Eagles closed to 71-69 on Treshaad Williams’ layup, but Stark hit two from the line and the Eagles missed two 3-pointers in the next five seconds. Bryce Jones iced it with two free throws and the Eagles didn’t get another shot.
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Terrell Miller Jr. scored 15 points with three 3s and the Racers hit 12 of 22 from behind the arc to Morehead State’s 3 of 16 but were outscored 42-14 in the paint.
Xavier Moon scored 16 points with six assists for Morehead State (14-16), which led by as many as 14 in the first half and 44-37 at halftime.