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Racers 32 55 87
Redhawks 34 41 75

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) Jonathan Stark and Ja Morant combined to score 52 points as Murray State powered past Southeast Missouri State in the second half to post an 87-75 Ohio Valley Conference victory Thursday night.

Murray State stayed one game behind conference-leader Belmont, a 98-63 winner over Eastern Kentucky.

Ledarrius Brewer dunked with 38 seconds left in the first half to send the Redhawks into intermission with a 34-32 advantage and Southeast Missouri State maintained the lead for more than 11 minutes of the second half.

Terrell Miller Jr. drilled a 3-pointer with 8:38 left to give Murray State the lead, 60-58 as part of a 10-0 run that put the Racers up, 65-58 with seven minutes left.

Stark knocked down 5 of 10 from beyond the 3-point arc to amass 29 points for Murray State (17-5, 9-2). Morant was 8 of 12 from the floor to finish with 23 points and nine rebounds.

Denzel Mahoney was 11 of 26 from the field and totaled 30 points to lead the Redhawks (10-14, 4-7). Brewer finished with 18 points and seven boards.