- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Bryce Jones had a season-high 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals, freshman Jachai Taylor added a career-high 19 points and Murray State beat NAIA Bethel 103-65 on Monday night.

Jones made 5 of 6 from the field, including all three of his 3-point shots, and 7-of-7 free throws. Jonathan Stark added 16 points and five assists, Gilbert Thomas Jr. scored 12 with a career-high nine rebounds, Terrell Miller Jr. added 11 points and Gee McGhee scored 10.

Jones and Stark each hit 3s to spark a 10-0 run to open the game and Murray State (5-5) never trailed.

The Racers shot 55 percent (35 of 64) from the field, had a season-high 25 assists and topped the 100-point plateau for the first time this season.

Andrew Rogan led Bethel with 26 points, including five 3-pointers. Marcus Burnett added 10 points and 12 rebounds.


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