Morant leads Murray St. to 73-54 win over Wright St.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 26 points and distributed 11 assists and Murray State pulled away from Wright State in the second half for a 73-54 win on Saturday night.
In their season opener, Murray State led 35-29 at halftime and extended it to 57-45 on Tevin Brown's 3-pointer with 9:59 remaining. Mike Davis buried a 3 seconds later and Wright State (1-1) never recovered. Brown finished with 17 points, Darnell Cowart contributed 11 with six rebounds and Anthony Smith grabbed 10 rebounds. The Racers shot 27 of 50 (54 percent) from the floor and made 10 3s.
Mark Hughes led the Raiders with 16 points, Loudon Love scored 15 with seven rebounds and Cole Gentry scored 11. Wright State shot 38 percent from the floor and managed just 3-of-18 (17 percent) from beyond the 3-point arc.