Murray State rolls past Tennessee State 80-59
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Isacc Miles and Tony Easley scored 13 points each to lead Murray State to an 80-59 victory over Tennessee State on Thursday night.
Miles and Easley were the only Racers in double figures as 11 players scored.
Murray State (12-3, 4-0 Ohio Valley Conference), which is off to its best conference start since 1998-99, jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first 5 minutes and led 43-19 at halftime.
The Racers led 66-36 with 9:53 remaining.
Murray State outrebounded Tennessee State (3-13, 0-5), which has lost five straight games, 42-31. The Tigers made only seven field goals in the first half (26.9 percent) and finished at 35.4 percent (23-for-65).
The Racers shot 53.6 percent for the game (30-for-56).
Easley added five rebounds and four blocks.
Josh Sain scored 13 points, Jocquan Nobles had 12 and Robert Covington added 10 points for Tennessee State.