Bethel (Tenn.) vs Murray State

Murray State routs Bethel (TN) 91-64

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MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Dexter Fields scored a career-best 21 points and Jarvis Williams had his third-straight double-double Tuesday night as Murray State defeated NAIA Bethel (TN) 91-64.

Williams' 25 points and 13 rebounds were game-highs for Murray State.

The Racers set the tone early, starting with six defensive stops while building a 9-0 lead. The bolt from the starting gate opened with a layup by Jonathan Fairell and a 3-pointer from Fields. Fairell finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Cameron Payne had two steals in the run, dishing once to Fields on a fast break and scoring himself with a jumper.

The Racers (2-2) never trailed while shooting 50 percent from the field. They had a 44-29 rebounding edge and outscored the Wildcats 46-24 in the paint.

Walt Andrews scored 14 points and Gary Pollard 10 for Bethel (4-3).

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Bethel (Tenn.) (0-1)293564
Murray State (2-2) «484391

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