Morant carries Murray St. over Morehead St. 71-52
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant registered a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Murray State to a 71-52 win over Morehead State on Thursday night, the Racers' eighth...
Morant carries Murray St. past SE Missouri St. 103-67
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant had 23 points and 12 assists as Murray State stretched its winning streak to seven games, romping past Southeast Missouri State 103-67 on Saturday night.
Morant scores 30 to lead Murray St. over UT-Martin 85-75
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant had 30 points as Murray State topped UT Martin 85-75 on Thursday night.
Morant hit 9 of 11 from the free throw line. He added nine assists.
Morant lifts Murray St. past E. Kentucky 102-70
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant had 25 points and 14 assists as Murray State easily beat Eastern Kentucky 102-70 on Saturday night.
Morant also committed nine turnovers.
Shaq Buchanan had 16 points for Murray State (21-4, 12-2 Ohio Valley Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive win. Darnell Cowart added 14 points. Tevin Brown had 14 points for the visitors.
Murray State is undefeated (4-0) when scoring at least 100 points this season.
Morant scores 32 to lead Murray St. over Austin Peay 73-71
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant had 32 points as Murray State narrowly beat Austin Peay 73-71 on Thursday night.
Austin Peay's Steve Harris scored on a buzzer-beating putback that would have sent the game to overtime, but had it waived off after official review.
Morant hit 11 of 13 free throws. He added seven assists and six rebounds.
Murray State rolls to 86-55 win over SIU-Edwardsville
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 20 points and led five players in double-figure scoring as Murray State rolled to an 86-55 win over SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday night.
Morant was 7 of 15 from the field and had five rebounds and six assists for the Racers (19-4, 10-2 Ohio Valley Conference). KJ Williams added 16 points and four rebounds, Tevin Brown and Devin Gilmore had 12 points apiece and Darnell Cowart had 10 points and led the team with 11 rebounds.
Cowart, Morant score 23 apiece; Murray State beats EIU 86-75
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Darnell Cowart and Ja Morant each scored 23 points as Murray State rallied to beat Eastern Illinois 86-75 on Thursday night.
Murray State rallies late to hold off Tennessee Tech 67-63
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shaq Buchanan dunked off a pass from Ja Morant with 1:31 left to put Murray State ahead to stay, and the Racers rallied late to hold off Tennessee Tech 67-63 Saturday night.
With the win, Murray State (17-4, 8-2 Ohio Valley Conference) avoided back-to-back losses for the first time this season. The Racers now have won four straight over Tennessee Tech in a series they've dominated now 133-50.
Burnell, Hunter lead Jacksonville St to win in OVC showdown
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jason Burnell had 21 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, Marlon Hunter scored 24 points, and Jacksonville State defeated Murray State 88-68 on Thursday night in a showdown for first-place in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Morant has 17 points, 14 assists, Murray State beats SEMO
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Ja Morant had 17 points and 14 assists, freshman KJ Williams added nine points with 10 rebounds and Murray State beat Southeast Missouri State 85-67 on Saturday for its fifth win in a row since a loss at Auburn.
Murray State (13-2, 4-0 Ohio Valley Conference) has won 15 straight league regular-season games and eight road games since losing at Belmont last year.
Brown’s 31 pts leads Murray St. past UT Martin 98-77
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Tevin Brown scored a career-high 31 points shooting 9 of 14 from 3-point range and Murray State beat UT Martin 98-77 Thursday night for its fourth straight win.
Murray State (12-2, 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference) is off to its best start since the 2011-12 season when the Racers started 23-0. They finished the year 31-2, losing to West Region No. 3-seed Marquette 62-53 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Morant has 34 points, 10 assists; Murray St. beats EKU 97-85
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant had 34 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds to lead Murray State to a 97-85 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night.
Murray State (11-2, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference) stretched its home winning streak to 18 games, and has beaten Eastern Kentucky (7-8, 0-2) in 18 straight.
Shaq Buchanan, Tevin Brown and Darnell Cowart added 16 points apiece for the Racers. KJ Williams chipped in 13 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.
Morant leads Murray State past NAIA Bethel 110-82
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 23 points and dished out 13 assists as Murray State beat Bethel University of the NAIA 110-82 on Saturday night.
Morant was 8 of 14 from the field for the Racers (9-2). Tevin Brown added 18 points and five assists, KJ Williams had 16 points and five rebounds and Darnell Cowart and Jaiveon Eaves had 12 points apiece.
Buchanan, Brown lead Murray St past Jackson St 74-57
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Shaq Buchanan hit three 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Tevin Brown sank four 3s on his way to 16 points to propel Murray State to a 74-57 victory over Jackson State on Saturday night.
Ja Morant finished with a career-high 14 assists to go with 10 points for the Racers (7-1).
Murray State beats Southern Illinois 80-52
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 23 points, distributed 13 assists and grabbed five rebounds, Tevin Brown added a career-high 20 poins with 6 of 11 3-pointers, and Murray State beat regional rival Southern Illinois 80-52 on Wednesday night to win its third straight.
Brion Whitley added a career-high 10 and KJ Williams blocked two shots and scored 10 points for the Racers (6-1), who made 11 of 26 3-pointers and held the Salukis to 31 percent shooting.
Buchanan has 21 as Murray St. races past Middle Tenn. 64-42
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Shaq Buchanan scored 21 points with seven rebounds and seven steals as Murray State shut down Middle Tennessee 64-42 on Saturday night.
Tevin Brown added 15 points as Murray State's defense continued to thwart the opposition shooting from beyond the arc. The Racers have held opponents to an average of 21 percent shooting (18 of 85) from long range. Middle Tennessee made just 2 of 13 (15 percent) from distance against the Racers (5-1) whose only loss was to Alabama.
Morant’s double-double fuels Murray St. past Prairie View
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant made 12 of 14 free throws, scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Murray State beat Prairie View A&M 83-67 on Saturday night.
Shaq Buchanan added 14 points for the Racers. Mike Davis scored 12 and Tevin Brown added 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
Morant leads Murray State past Missouri State 77-66
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant scored a career-best 29 points with 13 rebounds and 12 assists to lead Murray State past Missouri State 77-66 on Saturday night.
Morant was 9 of 18 from the field including six from long range for the Racers (3-0). Shaq Buchanan added 20 points and three assists.
The Racers lunged to a 20-6 start with the help of two 3-pointers by Morant and a dunk by Anthony Smith and led all the way, building to a 35-25 advantage at the break.