Thursday, December 3, 2015

Murray State Drops Road Game at Houston

Houston 93
Murray State 78

Final from Houston, Texas

Game recap by MSU:

The Murray State Racers dropped a 93-78 defeat Wednesday to the Houston Cougars at Hofheinz Pavilion in Texas.

The Racers (5-3) return to the CFSB Center Saturday to host the Evansville Purple Aces at 7:30 p.m.

Wayne Langston and Bryce Jones each scored a double-double. Langston scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, while Jones had 10 assists to go with 14 points. MSU placed five in double figure scoring including a team-high 17 from Gee McGhee and 14 from Jeffery Moss and 11 from Chad Culbreath.

MSU trailed 51-35 at the half, but came back to outscore the Cougars (5-0) in the second half 43-42.

The Racers tried to make a run at UH when they cut the lead to 59-48 with 12:46 left, but couldn't get closer.

With their highest point output against a D-I foe this season, the Racers made 44 percent from the field on 30-of-69 shots, including a season-high nine 3-point baskets. The Racers also had a season-high against a D-I team 20 with assists.

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