Stark scores 17; Murray State rolls over Alabama A&M, 91-54
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Jonathan Stark scored 17 points and led five players into double-figure scoring as Murray State raced past winless Alabama A&M, 91-54 Saturday night.
Murray State entered the game after dropping two of three games in the Bill Frack Tournament last weekend, including a loss Monday to Bowling Green, 78-77, where Stark had a shot in the paint at the buzzer to win the game.
Against the Bulldogs (0-5) the Racers jumped to a 20-point lead in the first half and never looked back. Murray State (3-3) led 47-27 at intermission and outscored Alabama A&M by 17 over the final 20 minutes.
Damarcus Croaker added 14 points for Murray State and Jachai Taylor did the same off the bench. Terrell Miller Jr. and Bryce Jones each contributed 13 points.
Freshman De'Edrick Petty scored 14 points off the Alabama A&M bench and Rakiya Battle contributed another 12.