Murray State 94, Southern Mississippi 54

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MURRAY Ky. (AP)—Antione Whelchel and Rick Jones scored 16 points apiece as Murray State shot 62 percent in a 94-54 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday.

Kelvin Brown and Cuthbert Victor added 14 points each and Adam Chiles had 13 for the Racers (4-0), who went 37-for-60 from the field in the game, including 23-of-33 in the second half. Murray State shot 56 percent (9-of-16) from 3-point range.

Charles Gaines scored 18 and grabbed 11 rebounds for Southern Mississippi (2-1), which hit only 23 of 62 shots (37 percent), including 1 of 9 from 3-point range (11 percent).

The Racers led 36-23 at halftime, then pushed the lead over 20 by the midpoint of the second half. Witherspoon’s dunk with 30 seconds left gave Murray State its biggest lead, which was the final margin.

Murray State outrebounded Southern Mississippi 38-30 and scored 22 points off 19 Eagles’ turnovers.

Murray State is 4-0 for just the fifth time in 30 seasons.

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