Murray State rolls to 100-63 win over Marist
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Terrell Miller Jr. scored 21 points to lead five players in double-figure scoring as Murray State rolled to a 100-63 win over Marist on Saturday night.
Ja Morant added 16 points and 10 assists for the Racers (7-2). Shaq Buchanan had 14 points, Byron Hawkins added 13 points and Jonathan Stark had 12 points and seven assists.
Murray State averaged 62 percent shooting from the field compared to 45 percent for Marist. The Racers had a 34-16 rebounding edge and had nine steals contributing to 16 Marist turnovers.
Murray State closed out the final seven minutes of the first half on a 22-4 run that included a Miller 3-pointer and a dunk by Buchanan to go up 52-32 at the break.
The Racers stretched it to 62-40 in the opening five minutes of the second half and cruised to the win.
Brian Parker led the Red Foxes (2-9) with 20 points. David Knudsen added 15.