- Associated Press - Saturday, January 20, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jonathan Stark scored 25 points, including four 3-pointers, and Ja Morant finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to help Murray State beat Tennessee State 76-57 on Saturday night.

Terrell Miller Jr. had 12 points, including 10 in the second half, and Byron Hawkins scored 11 points for Murray State (14-5, 6-2 Ohio Valley).

Stark hit 3-pointers to spark and cap a 15-2 run to close the first half and the Racers took a 38-26 lead into the break. Delano Spencer hit a 3 that pulled Tennessee State (8-11, 3-5) within six points with nearly seven minutes to play, but the Tigers hit just 1 of 5 from the field, and committed five turnovers, from there as Murray State scored 21 of the final 29 points.

Spencer led Tennessee State with 13 points and Christian Mekowulu scored 10. The Tigers shot just 37 percent (19 of 52) from the field, including 4-of-20 3-pointers.

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