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Murray knocks off EKU in closing seconds

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - B.J. Jenkins sank the game-winning shot with
2.6 seconds remaining to give Murray State a 62-60 win over Eastern
Kentucky on Thursday night in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for
both teams.
The Racers (6-1) have won six in a row after a season-opening
loss to No. 12 California.
The Colonels (5-2) led 57-48 after a 3-pointer by Josh Taylor
with 6:06 remaining. However, the Racers tightened up on defense
and allowed only one field goal the rest of the way.
Jeffrey McClain gave the Racers the lead 58-57, and after the
teams traded baskets, Joshua Jones hit a free throw to tie the game
at 60 and set up Jenkins' heroics.
Tony Easley led the Racers with 14 points, Isacc Miles added 13
and McClain came off the bench to score 12.
Papa Oppong had a game-high 18 points for the Colonels and
Taylor added 15.
The Colonels had a season-high 20 turnovers.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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