NCAA Game Summary - Southeast Missouri State at Murray State
(Saturday, March 2)
Final Score: Southeast Missouri State 84 Murray State 68
Murray, KY (Sports Network) - With five players scoring in double-figures, led by 20 points from A.J. Jones, the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks downed the Murray State Racers, 84-68, in an Ohio Valley Conference tilt at the CFSB Center.
Corey Wilford added 16 points for the Redhawks (16-15, 8-8 OVC), while Nick Niemczyk finished with 14 points, Tyler Stone scored 13 points and Nino Johnson chipped in with 11 points.
For the Racers (20-9, 10-6), Isaiah Canaan led the way with a game-high 22 points, while Ed Daniel posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds and Jeffery Moss added 10 points.
SE Missouri State led at the break, 47-39, by knocking down 53.3 percent of its field goal attempts, including a scorching 9-of-12 from beyond the 3-point arc. Murray State made 44.8 percent of its field goal tries in the half and was almost as effective on the perimeter as the Redhawks, draining 7-of-12 from 3-point range before halftime.
After intermission, the Racers struggled from the field, shooting just 28.6 percent and 3-of-12 from 3-point distance. The Redhawks shot 45.5 percent form the field and had a 14-6 scoring advantage from the free-throw line in the second half, as they escaped with the victory.
The Redhawks had the edge in rebounding, 39-33. They finished the game a nearly-perfect 20-of-21 from the free-throw line.
03/02 23:14:00 ET