Murray State 100, Western Kentucky 95
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP)—Cuthbert Victor scored 26 points and grabbed 20 rebounds as Murray State defeated Western Kentucky 100-95 in two overtimes on Sunday.
Rick Jones added 18 points and Adam Chiles and Chris Shumate scored 12 points apiece as Murray State (6-0) continued the best start since 1998-99, when the Racers won their first nine games.
Antonio Haynes scored 23 and Mike Wells had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Hilltoppers (0-5), who are off to their worst start since the 1999-2000 team lost its first five games.
Anthony Winchester sank a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 80-80. Wells forced a second overtime with a 3-pointer that tied the game at 89-89 with five seconds left in the first extra session.
But the Hilltoppers missed 12 of 15 shots from the field in the two overtimes as the Racers beat Western Kentucky for the fifth time in seven seasons.
The Hilltoppers outrebounded the Racers 56-45, but Murray State converted 19 Western Kentucky turnovers into 22 points.