Buchanan, Brown lead Murray St past Jackson St 74-57
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MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Shaq Buchanan hit three 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Tevin Brown sank four 3s on his way to 16 points to propel Murray State to a 74-57 victory over Jackson State on Saturday night.
Ja Morant finished with a career-high 14 assists to go with 10 points for the Racers (7-1).
Chris Howell's layup pulled Jackson State within 23-22 with 6:28 left in the first half, but Brion Sanchious and Buchanan had 3-point plays to spark an 11-2 run and the Racers led 34-24 at intermission. Buchanan hit back-to-back 3s to give the Racers a 46-30 lead with 16:06 left to play and the Tigers could get no closer than 11 from there.
Howell topped the Tigers (2-9) with 17 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season.
Murray State has forced 55 turnovers in its last three games, including 15 by the Tigers.
Updated December 15, 2018