MURRAY, Kent. (AP) —
KJ Williams had 20 points and 15 rebounds as Murray State won its 11th straight game, defeating Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 74-55 on Saturday night.
SIU-Edwardsville tied the game at 46 when Iziah James hit a 3-pointer with 12:42 remaining but the Cougars missed their next 17 shots. Kenyon Duling ended the long drought with a 3-pointer with eight seconds left and SIUE finished the game at 32% from the field, including 2 of 12 on 3-pointers. Murray State shot 54% for the game.
Tevin Brown had 17 points for Murray State (17-5, 10-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Jaiveon Eaves added 14 points. Anthony Smith had 12 rebounds. Murray State remains tied for first place with Austin Peay.
Tyresse Williford tied a season high with 22 points for the Cougars (5-18, 2-8). Cam Williams added 12 points.
Murray State plays at Belmont on Thursday. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville plays Morehead State at home on Thursday.
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