Murray St. 92, Wagner 68
MURRAY, Ky. (AP)—Adam Chiles scored 20 points as Murray State beat Wagner College 92-68 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday.
Kelvin Brown scored 16 for Murray State (1-0) and Cuthbert Victor added 14. Chris Shumate tossed in 11 points and Kevin Paschel finished with 10.
Courtney Pritchard led Wagner with 24 points.
Chiles, a junior guard, hit 3-of-3 3-pointers and added four steals.
The Seahawks (0-1) pulled it to 49-47 with 15:57 left in the second half off a pair of free throws by Jermone Day. But Murray State used a 24-0 run to take a 73-47 lead, and never looked back.
Mick Cronin, in his first season as Murray State’s head coach, spent two years as an assistant to Rick Pitino at Louisville.