- Associated Press - Saturday, January 6, 2018

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Jonathan Stark scored 22 points and reached the 1,000-point mark for his career as Murray State beat UT Martin 82-68 on Saturday night.

Stark reached the plateau on a 3-pointer with 16:27 left in the second half. That was near the end of a 14-0 run that gave the Racers (12-3, 4-0 Ohio Valley Conference) a 48-32 lead. Murray State extended the lead to as many as 28 and the Skyhawks (6-11, 1-3) had a 13-0 run late in the period but got no closer than 14 the rest of the way.

Stark is the 43rd player in Murray State history to reach the milestone and he tied the program record for the fastest to get there by doing so in only 48 games (Claude Virden 1969, Mike Coleman 1974 and De’Teri Mayes 1998).

Byron Hawkins had 14 points, Terrell Miller Jr. added 13 points, and Shaq Buchanan and Ja Morant scored 10 apiece for the Racers.

Matthew Butler had 20 points, Terrence Parker scored 13 and DelFincko Bogan scored 10 for the Skyhawks.


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