Belton scores 16 as Tenn St beats Murray St 76-70

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Andrae Belton scored 16 points and Tennessee State scored the last six points of the game for a 76-70 win Thursday over Murray State.

Tennessee State (11-15, 8-9 Ohio Valley) also got 15 points by Bruce Price, who made three free throws in the last 2:40 while Murray was held scoreless.

Reiley Ervin scored 14 for the winners and Darius Cox 11. Belton was 7-of-9 from the field.

Murray (15-10, 11-6), which led 37-35 at halftime, had balanced scoring with Ray George and Bruce Carter hitting for 13 apiece and Danero Thomas with 11.

Tennessee State had 35-26 rebounding edge. ^

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 Murray St.
Bruce Carter Bruce Carter
4-8,  13 Pts
4 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Tennessee St.
Bruce Price Bruce Price
5-11,  15 Pts
5 Rebs, 6 Assists

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