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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.

Nick Mayo had 36 points and nine rebounds to lead Eastern Kentucky.

Eastern Kentucky built a 12-point lead early in the second half, but the Racers answered with a 27-13 run for a 68-66 advantage with 9:19 remaining and led the rest of the way.

The Colonels cut the deficit to 88-85 with 2:03 left, but Cowart, Morant and Buchanan each scored on a dunk as the Racers closed on a 9-0 run.

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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 E. Kentucky 7-8 483785
home team logo Murray St. 11-2 415697
Team Stats
away team logo E. Kentucky 7-8 82.8 PPG 41.1 RPG 14.8 APG
home team logo Murray St. 11-2 83.0 PPG 39.7 RPG 18.0 APG
Key Players
10
N. Mayo 23.2 PPG 8.7 RPG 2.3 APG 44.9 FG%
12
J. Morant 24.3 PPG 5.5 RPG 10.2 APG 49.9 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB