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Murray State 76, SE Missouri State 69

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Trey Pearson scored 17 points and
Shawn Witherspoon added 14 to lead Murray State over Southeast
Missouri State 76-69 on Saturday.

Southeast Missouri (6-13, 3-10 Ohio Valley) led 16-7 with 12:47
left in the half, but Murray State scored 13 straight points and
led 35-33 at halftime. The Racers overcame 19-of-19 free throw
shooting by Southeast Missouri in the first half.

Murray State (13-5, 10-2) went up by 12 with 6:26 left on a
jumper by Darnell Hopkins, and Southeast Missouri got no closer
than seven after that.

Roy Booker led Southeast with 26 points, Terrick Willoughby had
12 and Andrais Thornton scored 11.

Pearson Griffith scored 13 points and had a game-high eight
rebounds for Murray State, Justin Orr scored 11 points and Darnell
Hopkins had 10.