HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have re-signed running back Alfred Blue to a one-year deal.
Blue was drafted by the Texans in the sixth round in 2014 and has 1,908 yards rushing and six touchdowns in his four-year career.
His best season came in 2015 when he started nine games and finished with a career-high 698 yards rushing. He has started just two games over the past two seasons since Houston added Lamar Miller as its featured back.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Matthew Butler scored 17 points, Kedar Edwards added 16 and Tennessee-Martin beat Murray State 73-67 in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night.
Tennessee-Martin (21-11) plays Jacksonville State in the championship game on Saturday for the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The Gamecocks upset top-seeded Belmont in the other semi, 65-59 on Friday.
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.
CAPE GIRADEAU, Mo. (AP) — Denzel Mahoney scored 14 points to lead six Southeast Missouri State players in double figures and the Redhawks beat Murray State 82-69 on Thursday night.
Despite being two-games below the .500 mark overall, the Redhawks (14-16, 9-6) are currently tied with UT-Martin for first place in the Ohio Valley West Division standings with one game remaining.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — DeJuan Marrero scored 21 points and Miguel Dicent had 19, including the winning layup with 4.5 seconds to play, and Morehead State defeated rival Murray State 101-100 on Wednesday night.
Murray State scored seven-straight points and took a 100-99 lead on Bryce Jones' two free throws with 29 seconds remaining. After Dicent's basket, Jones missed a long 3-pointer from beyond the top of the key.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Amanze Egekeze scored 24 points and Evan Bradds 23 as Belmont turned back Murray State 81-69 in a clash of divisional leaders from the Ohio Valley Conference on Thursday night.
Belmont (17-4), which leads the OVC East at 11-0, now has an NCAA-best nine straight wins on the road. Murray State (12-12) wound up in a three-way tie in the OVC West at 6-4 with UT Martin and Southeast Missouri.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Terrell Miller Jr. scored a career-high 30 points and Murray State pulled away in the second half to beat UT Martin 94-86 on Saturday night and break a three-way tie with Southeast Missouri for first place in the Ohio Valley Conference West Division.
Demarcus Croaker scored 23 points, Jonathan Stark scored 13 points and made a career-high 10 assists, and Bryce Jones had 13 points with four 3-pointers for the Racers (12-11, 6-3), who ended a two-game skid.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Robinson and John Murry scored 22 points apiece, Jared Savage and Kenny Jones each had a double-double and Austin Peay beat Murray State 84-81 in overtime on Saturday night to snap the Racers' three-game win streak.
Savage finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high six steals, while Jones scored 11 and grabbed 11 boards for Austin Peay (7-14, 3-4 Ohio Valley Conference).
EDWARDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Terrell Miller Jr. scored 18 points and led four players in double-digit scoring as Murray State won for the fifth time in its last six games, knocking off SIU-Edwardsville 67-59 in an Ohio Valley battle Saturday night.
Jonathan Stark dropped in 16 points and Damarcus Croaker and Bryce Jones added 11 and 10 points, respectively, as the Racers maintained their lead in the Ohio Valley Conference West Division over Southeast Missouri State.
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Terrell Miller Jr. scored 18 points and had a career-high 14 rebounds, and Jonathan Stark and Bryce Jones each scored 17 as Murray State defeated Eastern Illinois 83-72 on Thursday night.
Murray State (9-9, 3-1 Ohio Valley), winners of four of their last five, took the lead for good 66-65 on Jones's jumper with 6:57 to go.
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Terrell Miller Jr. hit six 3-pointers for 28 points, added 10 rebounds, and Murray State won its first road game of the season 76-63 against Jacksonville State on Thursday night.
The win also gives the Racers a three-game win streak, their longest of the year.
Jonathan Stark added five triples and 23 points for Murray State (8-8, 2-0 Ohio Valley), who shot just 41.8 percent from the field but hit 72.2 percent (13 of 18) from long range.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Jonathan Stark and Damarcus Croaker combined for 51 points as Murray State broke open a close game in the final minute to get past Tennessee State 92-83 on Saturday.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Bryce Jones had a season-high 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals, freshman Jachai Taylor added a career-high 19 points and Murray State beat NAIA Bethel 103-65 on Monday night.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Jaylon Brown and Ryan Taylor combined to score 44 points as Evansville stayed perfect at home after a 78-46 romp past regional rival Murray State on Saturday.
Coming off a 69-66 win over Bowling Green at home, Evansville raced to a 46-21 lead in the first half and pulled away down the stretch.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Jonathan Stark scored 27 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor and Murray State overcame a slim halftime deficit to beat Detroit 86-76 on Saturday night.
Stark also finished with a team-high 5 assists. Terrell Miller Jr. added 19 points and Gee McGhee finished with 12 for the Racers (4-4).
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.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Zach Denny hit a 3-pointer with 53 seconds left to give Bowling Green the lead and both teams missed shots in the closing seconds as the Falcons held off Murray State 78-77 for their first win of the season Monday night.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — LaVell Boyd scored 21 points and had four assists, Martez Harrison scored 16 points with four assists and UMKC pulled away late to beat Murray State 85-74 in a Bill Frack Challenge game.
Trailing 36-34 at halftime, Johnathan Stark put Murray State up 48-47 with a jumper, but Boyd's 3-pointer put UMKC back in charge until Stark's free throw pulled the Racers to within 60-61 with 8:11 left.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Jacorey Williams had 22 points and Middle Tennessee held off Murray State for an 87-81 win on Tuesday night.
Giddy Potts, who made two late free throws to seal the win, finished with 16 points and Reggie Upshaw added 15 and grabbed eight rebounds. Xavier Habersham chipped in 12 points for Middle Tennessee (2-0).