Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 80, Murray St. 68
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP)—Brian Evans scored 19 points and had seven assists as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi beat Murray State 80-68 Monday night.
Murray State (15-4) led 26-25 with 6:57 remaining in the first half before Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (10-8) went on an 11-1 run to take the lead. The Islanders did not trail again.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi led 36-28 at halftime and had increased their lead to 50-40 with 5:21 left in the game. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi then outscored the Racers 10-2 to take its biggest lead of the game, 60-42. Murray State got within 11 points four times in the game’s final minutes, but could not get any closer.
Murray State was led by Chris Shumate with 16 points and Antoine Whelchel with 14.
Corey Lamkin added 14 points and 12 rebounds for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Derrick Murphy had 13 points and Josh Ervin scored 10.