Scores

Final

E Kentucky 60

(5-2, 0-1 OVC)

Murray State 62

(6-1, 1-0 OVC)

    7:00 PM ET, December 3, 2009

    CFSB Center, Murray, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    EKY 33 2760
    MURR 30 3262

    Top Performers

    Eastern Kentucky: P. Oppong 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Blk

    Murray State: J. McClain 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Murray St. 62, E. Kentucky 60

    Associated Press

    MURRAY, Ky. -- B.J. Jenkins sank the game-winning shot with 2.6 seconds remaining to give Murray State a 62-60 win over Eastern Kentucky on Thursday night in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams.

    The Racers (6-1) have won six in a row after a season-opening loss to No. 12 California.

    The Colonels (5-2) led 57-48 after a 3-pointer by Josh Taylor with 6:06 remaining. However, the Racers tightened up on defense and allowed only one field goal the rest of the way.

    Jeffrey McClain gave the Racers the lead 58-57, and after the teams traded baskets, Joshua Jones hit a free throw to tie the game at 60 and set up Jenkins' heroics.

    Tony Easley led the Racers with 14 points, Isacc Miles added 13 and McClain came off the bench to score 12.

    Papa Oppong had a game-high 18 points for the Colonels and Taylor added 15.

    The Colonels had a season-high 20 turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EKY
    MURR
    Points 60 62
    FG Made-Attempted 24-51 (.471) 25-60 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 4-16 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 2-6 (.333) 8-17 (.471)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 6

    2009-10 Season

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