Old Dominion edges Murray State in 70-60 win

Tools

WPSD Sports

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Aaron Bacote scored 21 points to lead Old Dominion to a 70-60 win over Murray State on Friday night.
     
Bacote also had eight assists and was joined by two others in double-digits for the Monarchs. Keenan Palmore added 13 points and Richard Ross had 12 to help lift Old Dominion (2-1) its first win over Murray State, which had won both previous matchups. Denzell Taylor hauled in 12 rebounds.
     
The Racers (1-2) dominated early and led 36-29 at the break. But the Monarchs opened the second half with a 10-0 run, taking the lead 38-36 on a Bacote jumper with 17:23 remaining. Murray State tied it up at 38-38 on a Cameron Payne jumper, but couldn't regain the lead as the Monarchs steadily pulled away.
     
Payne led the Racers with 17 points, while Jarvis Williams added 10 points and 12 rebounds.
 
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Follow WPSD Sports on Facebook by clicking here.
Follow WPSD Twitter on Facebook by clicking here.

Advertisement