Friday, February 13, 2015

Murray State Hammers SIU Edwardsville for 20th Straight Win

Murray State 78
SIU Edwardsville 46

Final from Murray, Kentucky

Game recap by MSU:

The Murray State Racers pushed their win streak to 20 Thursday with a 78-46 win over the SIUE Cougars at the CFSB Center in Murray, Ky.

The Racers improved to 22-4 and 12-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference while extending the nation's second-longest win streak.

Cameron Payne led the Racers with 20 points and six assists, while Jeffery Moss added 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Jonathan Fairell had his fourth double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds. T.J. Sapp had 10 rebounds and Jarvis Williams had six blocked shots as each recorded career-highs.

The Racers started the game in fine fashion in jumping to a 24-10 lead at the 6:38 mark of the half. MSU finished the half on a 10-2 run to lead 40-16 at intermission.

In the second half, MSU led 66-32 with 9:34 remaining.

MSU was 29-of-52 from the field for 56 percent and they limited SIUE to 27 percent on 15-of-56 shots.

The Racers travel to the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., for a game against the Southeast Missouri Redhawks. The 6 p.m. tip is the second of the season between the two. MSU won the first at home (Feb. 5) 82-72.

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