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Morant scores 40, Murray State rolls past SIU-Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) Ja Morant had a career-high 40 points to go with 11 assists and five steals as Murray State beat SIU-Edwardsville 82-72 on Saturday night.

Morant is the first Division I player in the last 20 seasons to go for at least 40 points, 10 assists and five steals. He is also made all 21 of his free throws, the first player in the last 20 years to go 21-for-21 or better.

Shaq Buchanan added 14 points and Darnell Cowart scored 11 for the Racers (15-2, 6-0 Ohio Valley Conference), who won their seventh in a row.

Murray State closed the game on a 13-4 run, making all eight free throws in the final four minutes.

The Racers never trailed in the second half although the Cougars (5-13, 1-5) tied it four times early in the period and were as close as 69-68 before Murray State's late run.

Tyresse Williford had a career-high 33 points for SIU-Edwardsville, which lost its fifth straight. Brandon Jackson added 13 points.

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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 St. 15-2 404282
home team logo SIUE 5-13 383472
Team Stats
away team logo Murray St. 15-2 83.3 PPG 40.3 RPG 18.3 APG
home team logo SIUE 5-13 73.1 PPG 38.1 RPG 12.3 APG
Key Players
12
J. Morant 24.4 PPG 5.7 RPG 10.2 APG 50.4 FG%
32
B. Jackson 13.8 PPG 6.4 RPG 0.4 APG 51.8 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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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
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB