Sunday, November 29, 2015

Murray State Squeaks By Alabama A&M

Murray State 63
Alabama A&M 61

Final from Murray, Kentucky

Game recap by MSU:

The Murray State Racers moved their home win streak to 18 with a 63-61 win over the Alabama A&M Bulldogs Saturday night at the CFSB Center in Murray, Ky.

Led by Wayne Langston's first MSU double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds, and 16 points from Gee McGhee, the Racers upped their record to 5-2. Bryce Jones added 12 points to the Racer attack.

This was a come-from-behind win for Murray State, after it looked bleak at the 6:43 mark and the Bulldogs in front 56-52.

The Racers locked down and held AAMU to 1-of-7 from the field in the final minutes and hit some large free throws. Langston hit a pair at the line to tie it 56-56 with 4:26 left and Jeffery Moss' jumper tied it again 58-58 with 2:37 left. Langston hit a free throw to give MSU the lead for good with 1:42. Still, AAMU had the last shot at the buzzer, but a would-be tying jumper fell off the rim and the Racers had their third win in their last four outings.

MSU led 40-34 at the half while hitting half of their 30 attempts; they found a way to win even with shooting 23 percent in the second half on 6-of-26 shots. MSU's defensive effort helped hold the Bulldogs to 32 percent in the second half on 9-of-28.

The Racers trailed by only one rebound total, but managed to limited AAMU to three offensive rebounds in the second half.

Murray State has a challenging week ahead when they play at Houston Wednesday and come home Saturday (Dec. 5) to host Evansville.

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