Murray State edges Milwaukee 66-63
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Murray State's Bryce Jones and Jeffrey Moss made both ends of 1-and-1 free-throw opportunities in the final 15 seconds and a 3-pointer at the buzzer by Milwaukee was waved off giving the Racers a 66-63 victory on Monday in the first round of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Murray State (3-1) plays Pepperdine on Tuesday in the semifinals while Milwaukee (4-2) will face Duquesne in the consolation bracket.
Jordan Johnson's layup cut Murray State's lead to 62-60 with 42 seconds left. The Racers missed a 3-pointer but Jones got the rebound, was fouled and made both free throws. A 3-pointer by Austin Arians again cut the lead to two but Moss made two free throws with six seconds left. Johnson sank a hurried 3-pointer but the basket was waved off and replay upheld the call.
Jones finished with 15 points and Moss 13 for the Racers.
J.J. Panoske and Akeem Springs had 12 points apiece for Milwaukee.