Murray State beats Oral Roberts 78-76
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (AP)—Danero Thomas scored 16 points to lead five Murray State players in double figures in a 78-76 win against Oral Roberts on Sunday.
Ivan Aska and Donte Poole scored 12 points apiece, while Tyler Holloway and Isacc Miles poured in 10 each for the Racers (6-4).
The Golden Eagles (2-10) had four players in double figures, led by Marcus Lewis with 26 points. Robert Jarvis scored 15, Dominique Morrison had 13 and Kevin Ford chipped in with 11.
Murray State led 44-38 at halftime and held off a late charge by Oral Roberts to seal the win in the second game for both teams in the San Juan Shootout.
The Racers outrebounded the Golden Eagles 43-32.
Both teams were off from 3-point range, as the Racers hit 3 of 10 shots compared to a 6 of 21 mark for the Golden Eagles.