Ohio Valley Tournament - Murray State Defeats Jacksonville State 76-74 - Recap

Temetrius Morant went off for 29 points and added 6 rebounds leading Murray State over Jacksonville State, 76-74, on Friday at Ford Center.

Bettors who backed Murray State were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of -5.0.

Murray State got 13 points from Shaq Buchanan and another 11 points from Darnell Cowart. Temetrius Morant contributed 8 assists, while Darnell Cowart cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Jacksonville State got 22 points from Jason Burnell in a losing cause and another 18 points from Jamall Gregory. Jason Burnell contributed 5 assists for them, while Christian Cunningham had 12 rebounds.

Murray State was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Jacksonville State as they grabbed 35 boards, while Murray State only had 28