Williams carries Murray St. over SE Missouri 81-59

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — KJ Williams had 18 points off the bench to lead Murray State to an 81-59 win over Southeast Missouri on Saturday night, the Racers‘ eighth straight home victory.

Anthony Smith had 16 points for Murray State (9-5, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Devin Gilmore added 14 points and seven rebounds. Tevin Brown had 13 points and seven rebounds for the hosts.

Alex Caldwell had 18 points for the Redhawks (4-11, 0-2). Isaiah Gable added 11 points. Quatarrius Wilson had 10 points.

Murray State matches up against Jacksonville State on the road on Thursday. Southeast Missouri plays Belmont at home on Thursday.