Scores

Final

Murray State 73

(5-4, 1-1 OVC)

Chattanooga 65

(4-6, 2-0 Southern)

    3:00 PM ET, December 11, 2010

    McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    MURR 45 2873
    CHAT 30 3565

    Top Performers

    Murray State: I. Aska 17 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Chattanooga: O. Wattad 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Murray St. 73, Chattanooga 65

    Associated Press

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Ivan Aska came off the bench to post his first double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds as Murray State held off Chattanooga 73-65 on Saturday.

    The Racers (5-4) broke open a close game with a 13-0 run to lead 29-13, holding the Mocs scoreless for 3:46. Murray State led by as many as 19 in the first half before taking a 45-30 lead into the break.

    Then it was the Racers' turn to go cold. Leading 50-33 with 16:09 to go, Murray State allowed Chattanooga (4-6) to close to 54-50 with 8:15 left.

    Aska made a layup 35 seconds later and the Racers maintained a lead of at least four points the rest of the way while hitting 9 of 10 free throws in the final 3:34.

    Murray State hit only 6 of 19 from the field in the second half (31.6 percent), but made 14 of 16 free throws.

    The Mocs, whose two-game winning streak ended, were led by Omar Wattad with 23 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MURR
    CHAT
    Points 73 65
    FG Made-Attempted 25-50 (.500) 23-55 (.418)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-21 (.857) 12-22 (.545)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 0

    2010-11 Season

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