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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.

Fresh off being named OVC player of the week, and selected to the Top 25 Wooden Award watch list, Ja Morant scored 26 points and distributed a career-high 18 assists for Murray State. UT Martin (5-9, 0-3) finished with 19 assists. Morant entered the game leading the nation in assists per game at 9.9 (129 in 13 games).

The Racers led 49-42 at halftime and used a 14-6 run in the first four minutes of the second half to make it 63-48 on Morant's dunk and led by double figures the rest of the way.

Shaq Buchanan scored 21 and the Racers finished 15 of 31 from 3-point range.

Quintin Dove led UT Martin with 27 points and Jailen Gill added 21.

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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 Murray State 12-2 494998
home team logo UT Martin 5-9 423577
Team Stats
away team logo Murray State 12-2 82.6 PPG 40.3 RPG 17.9 APG
home team logo UT Martin 5-9 76.0 PPG 37.1 RPG 14.2 APG
Key Players
12
J. Morant 24.5 PPG 5.7 RPG 10.0 APG 49.9 FG%
4
C. Randall II 16.3 PPG 3.6 RPG 2.5 APG 43.6 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