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Murray State tops Jacksonville State for eighth straight win

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Jonathan Stark played all 40 minutes and scored 32 points with five assists and four rebounds to propel Murray State past Jacksonville State 68-60 on Thursday night for its eighth straight victory.

Stark sank 4 of 11 from 3-point range and 12 of his 15 free throws for the Racers (21-5, 13-2), who remain tied with Belmont for first place in the Ohio Valley Conference. Terrell Miller Jr. added 12 points as Murray State sank 8 of 23 (35 percent) from beyond the arc, while holding the Gamecocks (18-10, 9-6) to 9 percent shooting from distance (1 of 11).

Marlon Hunter topped Jacksonville State with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Christian Cunningham chipped in with 12 points, six boards and three blocked shots. The Gamecocks outscored the Racers 44-22 in the paint, but couldn't keep pace from distance.

A bucket by Jacara Cross pulled Jacksonville State within 48-47 with 7:15 remaining in the game, but Stark nailed a 3 and a jumper and Miller added a layup to push the Racers' advantage to 55-47 with less than five minutes to play. The Gamecocks got no closer than five from there.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Jax. State 18-10 233760
home team logo Murray St. 21-5 293968
Team Stats
away team logo Jax. State 18-10 74.3 PPG 40.3 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo Murray St. 21-5 78.6 PPG 39.5 RPG 18.1 APG
Key Players
14
J. Burnell 13.9 PPG 8.3 RPG 3.4 APG 50.5 FG%
12
J. Morant 22.3 PPG 6.8 RPG 9.5 APG 55.2 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB