Racers win battle of unbeatens

Updated: December 18, 2003, 9:56 AM ET
Associated Press

MURRAY, Ky. --Kelvin Brown scored 20 points and Cuthbert Victor added 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead Murray State University to a 68-64 win over Southern Illinois Wednesday night.

Antione Welchel finished with 11 points for the Racers (8-0).

Stetson Hairston scored 14 to lead the Salukis (6-1). Darren Brooks had 12, and Jamaal Tatus and LaMar Owen finished with 10 apiece.

Southern Illinois led 38-25 at halftime, but Murray outscored the Salukis 43-26 in the second half.

SIU's biggest lead was at 44-29 with 16:53 left on a layup by Hairston. The Racers then pulled within eight points before scoring 10 straight to go ahead 54-52.

The Racers were able to put Southern Illinois away by hitting 10 of 12 free throws during the final six minutes and were 17-of-23 for the game.


Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press

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