NCAA Basketball

Murray State Racers (17-14)


Elechi, Morehead St. beat Murray State in OVC quarters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Anthony Elechi scored 17, on 6-of-8 shooting, with nine rebounds, and Lyonell Gaines had 15 points and 10 boards to help No. 3 seed Morehead State beat sixth-seeded Murray State 75-66 in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Thursday night.

Xavier Moon added 16 points for Morehead State, which will face No. 2 seed Tennessee-Martin (18-13) in the semifinals Friday.

Murray State (17-14) got 16 first-half points from Bryce Jones to take a 36-29 lead into the break, but shot just 34.6 percent from the field, including 2 of 11 (18.2 percent) from 3-point range, after halftime.

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Leaders
Points: J. Moss14.2
Rebounds: W. Langston6.1
Assists: B. Jones4.2
FG%: W. Langston62.9%
FT%: B. Jones87.1%
3P%: J. Moss41.5%
Steals: B. Jones1.2
Blocks: B. Sanchious0.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Ohio Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Belmont 12-4 20-12
Tennessee State 11-5 20-11
Morehead State 11-5 23-14
Tennessee Tech 11-5 19-12
Eastern Kentucky 6-10 15-16
Jacksonville State 4-12 8-23
West
UT Martin 10-6 20-15
Murray State 10-6 17-14
Eastern Illinois 9-7 13-17
Austin Peay 7-9 18-18
SIUE 3-13 6-22
Southeast Missouri State 2-14 5-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 71.4 (217)
Rebounds: 9.9 (243)
Assists: 14.4 (103)
FG%: 45.5% (93)
FT%: 72.4% (78)
3P%: 36.4% (92)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 67.5 (68)
Rebounds: 22.9 (328)
Assists: 11.8 (76)
FG%: 45.5% (285)
FT%: 71.7% (274)
3P%: 36.2% (276)
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