NCAA Basketball

Murray State Racers (16-17)


Thu. 2/23 Sat. 2/25 Wed. 3/1 Thu. 3/2 Fri. 3/3
@ SEMO 
L 69-82
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@ TN-Mar 
L 76-83
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@ TnTech 
W 85-84
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@ Mor 
W 75-69
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@ TN-Mar 
L 67-73
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UT-Martin moves to title game with 73-67 win over Murray St

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Matthew Butler scored 17 points, Kedar Edwards added 16 and Tennessee-Martin beat Murray State 73-67 in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night.

Tennessee-Martin (21-11) plays Jacksonville State in the championship game on Saturday for the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The Gamecocks upset top-seeded Belmont in the other semi, 65-59 on Friday.

Bryce Jones' 3-pointer pulled Murray State to 68-66 with 42 seconds to go, but the Skyhawks shot 5 for 8 from the foul line while the Racers missed their last two shots.

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Leaders
Points: J. Stark21.9
Rebounds: T. Miller, Jr.8.2
Assists: J. Stark5.2
FG%: T. Miller, Jr.47.7%
FT%: B. Jones89.1%
3P%: J. Stark42.5%
Steals: B. Jones1.3
Blocks: J. Dupree0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Ohio Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19
West
UT Martin 10-6 22-13
Southeast Missouri State 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24
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