Murray St. 81, E. Illinois 51

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MURRAY, Ky. (AP)—Shawn Witherspoon scored 14 points and Cuthbert Victor added 13 as Murray State defeated Eastern Illinois 81-51 Saturday night.

The game was tied at 16 when the Racers went on a 22-5 run to pull away. Witherspoon capped a 12-0 spurt with a 3-pointer with 5:05 left in the first half.

Murray State (25-5, 14-2 Ohio Valley Conference) led 44-29 at the half.

The Racers’ biggest lead was 75-40 on a jumper by Andi Hornig with 6:45 to play.

Josh Gomes had 16 points to lead Eastern Illinois (6-21, 4-12).

Kelvin Brown added 11 points for Murray State and Kevin Paschel had 10. Victor hit 3-of-4 shots from the field and 7-of-8 free throws.

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