Monday, February 23, 2015

Murray State Wins 22nd Straight Game, Celebrates OVC Championship

Murray State 89
Austin Peay 54

Final from Murray, Kentucky

Game recap by MSU:

The Murray State Racers pushed their winning streak to 22 Saturday with an 89-54 win over the visiting Austin Peay Governors at the CFSB Center in Murray, Ky.

The Racers (24-4) remained undefeated in the Ohio Valley Conference at 14-0.

Cameron Payne led the way with 22 points on 5-of-8 shooting from long range, while dishing out eight assists. Jonathan Fairell and Jeffery Moss each scored 13 points. Wayne Langston came off the bench to score a career-high 11 points, while Jarvis Williams added 10 points.

The Racers took control of the game early with a 22-11 start and pushed it to a 37-25 lead when Payne hit a 3-pointer at the first half buzzer.

MSU started the second half on a 12-2 run to go in front 61-27 with 16:30 left.

The Racers have one more home game in the regular season and it will be a special night. Thursday, the Racers host Eastern Illinois at 7 p.m. at the CFSB Center. It is Senior Day as the Racers say goodbye to Jonathan Fairell, T.J. Sapp and Jarvis Williams.

With a win Thursday, the Racers will tie the school and OVC record of 23 in a row set by the 2011-12 team that started the season 23-0.

After the game, the Racers were presented the OVC regular season championship by OVC Commissioner Beth DeBauche. MSU clinched the title a week ago with their win at Southeast Missouri State (Feb. 14).

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