Murray State 97, Morehead State 75
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP)—Chris Shumate scored a career-high 31 points and Cuthbert Victor had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead Murray State to a 97-75 win over Morehead State on Thursday night in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams.
Shumate went 11-of-15 from the field to lead the Racers (11-2, 1-0), who shot 50 percent (37-of-74). Murray State also outrebounded Morehead State 49-35.
Ricky Minard scored 20 to lead Morehead State (5-7, 0-1), which never led in the game.
Chez Marks added 15 points and nine rebounds and Chad McKnight scored 14 for the Eagles.
Murray State led by as many as 30 in the first half, going 20-of-38 (53 percent) from the field. Shumate had 19 points by halftime.
Morehead State got no closer than 12 points in the second half.