Morehead State falls short in 87-81 loss at Murray State

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MURRAY, Ky. (AP) – Jonathan Stark scored 23 points and dished six assists and Terrell Miller Jr. scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Murray State beat Morehead State for the 11th straight time, posting an 87-81 Ohio Valley Conference victory Thursday night.

The Racers unveiled a new scoreboard, then lit it up, shooting at a 54-percent clip (29 of 54).

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A.J. Hicks got Morehead State even at 70-all with 5:19 remaining, but Stark hit two free throws and Miller scored on a layup to keep the Racers in the lead. Jordan Walker drilled a 3 with 1:28 left to get Morehead State within four, 81-77, and Londell King scored twice in the final 33 seconds, Stark was 6-for-6 from the line in the final minute to seal the win.

Stark finished 12-for-12 from the line for Murray State (15-5, 7-2). Ja Morant scored 17 and Shaq Buchanan added 14.

Hicks finished with 19 points and King added 18 for the Eagles (6-14, 2-7).

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com