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Morant carries Murray St. past Jacksonville St. 76-74

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Ja Morant scored 29 points that included a 3-point play with eight seconds left to give Murray State a 76-74 victory over Jacksonville State on Friday night in an Ohio Valley Conference tournament semifinal.

Shaq Buchanan had 13 points for Murray State (26-4). Darnell Cowart added 11 points and 12 rebounds. KJ Williams had 10 points.

Jason Burnell had 22 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Gamecocks (24-9). Jamall Gregory added 18 points. Christian Cunningham had 15 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.

Los Angeles Lakers president of operations Earvin `Magic' Johnson and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald were in attendance.

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Key Players
J. Burnell
S. Buchanan
36.0 Min. Per Game 36.0
36.0 Pts. Per Game 36.0
7.0 Ast. Per Game 7.0
15.0 Reb. Per Game 15.0
50.8 Field Goal % 46.5
34.6 Three Point % 40.0
86.8 Free Throw % 50.0
  Defensive rebound by Ja Morant 0.0
  Detrick Mostella missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
+ 1 Ja Morant made free throw 8.0
  Shooting foul on Marlon Hunter 8.0
+ 2 Ja Morant made turnaround jump shot 8.0
+ 2 Christian Cunningham made dunk 19.0
  Offensive rebound by Christian Cunningham 23.0
  Ty Hudson missed layup 25.0
  Defensive rebound by Christian Cunningham 34.0
  Tevin Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot 36.0
+ 3 De'Torrion Ware made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Detrick Mostella 1:09
Team Stats
Points 74 76
Field Goals 33-68 (48.5%) 26-53 (49.1%)
3-Pointers 3-14 (21.4%) 7-21 (33.3%)
Free Throws 5-8 (62.5%) 17-24 (70.8%)
Total Rebounds 36 31
Offensive 12 5
Defensive 23 23
Team 1 3
Assists 14 15
Steals 8 5
Blocks 5 3
Turnovers 12 14
Fouls 19 12
Technicals 1 0
22 PTS, 11 REB, 5 AST
29 PTS, 6 REB, 8 AST
12T
away team logo Jax. State 24-9 334174
home team logo Murray St. 26-4 423476
Team Stats
away team logo Jax. State 24-9 78.0 PPG 43.1 RPG 13.7 APG
home team logo Murray St. 26-4 82.6 PPG 40.3 RPG 17.9 APG
Key Players
14
J. Burnell F 17.2 PPG 9.6 RPG 3.1 APG 50.7 FG%
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J. Morant G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
J. Burnell F 22 PTS 11 REB 5 AST
J. Morant G 29 PTS 6 REB 8 AST
48.5 FG% 49.1
21.4 3PT FG% 33.3
62.5 FT% 70.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Burnell 22 11 5 10/18 0/3 2/2 3 35 3 1 0 2 9
J. Gregory 18 1 1 8/13 1/3 1/2 3 27 0 1 4 0 1
C. Cunningham 15 12 0 7/8 0/0 1/2 3 37 1 3 1 6 6
M. Hunter 8 5 1 4/11 0/2 0/0 3 33 2 0 2 2 3
T. Hudson 0 1 4 0/3 0/0 0/0 1 22 0 0 3 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Burnell 22 11 5 10/18 0/3 2/2 3 35 3 1 0 2 9
J. Gregory 18 1 1 8/13 1/3 1/2 3 27 0 1 4 0 1
C. Cunningham 15 12 0 7/8 0/0 1/2 3 37 1 3 1 6 6
M. Hunter 8 5 1 4/11 0/2 0/0 3 33 2 0 2 2 3
T. Hudson 0 1 4 0/3 0/0 0/0 1 22 0 0 3 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Mostella 4 4 3 1/9 1/5 1/2 3 27 0 0 1 1 3
D. Ware 3 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Dunlap 2 0 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 11 1 0 1 0 0
J. Cross 2 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 7 1 0 0 1 0
D. St. Hilaire - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Zeliznak - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Hyde - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 74 35 14 33/68 3/14 5/8 19 200 8 5 12 12 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Morant 29 6 8 9/14 1/4 10/15 1 40 1 0 7 0 6
S. Buchanan 13 2 1 5/9 3/5 0/0 2 40 2 2 1 1 1
D. Cowart 11 12 4 4/8 0/0 3/5 2 36 1 0 2 3 9
K. Williams 10 1 0 5/6 0/0 0/0 3 19 0 0 0 0 1
T. Brown 6 6 2 2/11 2/10 0/0 2 36 1 0 2 1 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Morant 29 6 8 9/14 1/4 10/15 1 40 1 0 7 0 6
S. Buchanan 13 2 1 5/9 3/5 0/0 2 40 2 2 1 1 1
D. Cowart 11 12 4 4/8 0/0 3/5 2 36 1 0 2 3 9
K. Williams 10 1 0 5/6 0/0 0/0 3 19 0 0 0 0 1
T. Brown 6 6 2 2/11 2/10 0/0 2 36 1 0 2 1 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Sanchious 4 0 0 0/1 0/0 4/4 2 16 0 1 2 0 0
J. Eaves 3 1 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 0 9 0 0 0 0 1
D. Gilmore 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
A. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Whitley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Davis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 76 28 15 26/53 7/21 17/24 12 200 5 3 14 5 23