Niagara 80, Murray St. 71

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Benson Egemonye scored a career-high 28 points to lead Niagara in an 80-71 win against Murray State on Monday night.

Tyrone Lewis added 21 points and Bilal Benn chipped in with 17 for the Purple Eagles (10-2). Egemonye was 16-for-18 from the free-throw line and Lewis hit 5 of 13 from beyond the arc in the Dr. Pepper Classic.

Danero Thomas had 18 points to lead four players in double-figure scoring for the Racers (6-6). Tony Easley scored 14, Kevin Thomas added 11 and Ivan Aska chipped in with 10.

Niagara outscored Murray State 47-31 in the second half after trailing by seven points at the break.

Both the Purple Eagles and the Racers took their share of shots from 3-point range, as Niagara went 7-for-28 compared to a 5-for-20 mark for Murray State.

Lewis scored the 1,000th point in his Niagara career in the first half.