Murray State University legend Bennie Purcell dead at 87

Bennie Purcell died Friday morning at the age of 87.

Originally from Mount Vernon, Illinois, Purcell is a multi-sport legend at Murray State University.

Purcell began his basketball career at Murray in the fall of 1948, becoming the first player to ever score 1,000 points in his career.

He was also on the first MSU team to win the OVC title.

After five season playing professional basketball, he returned to Murray in 1966 to coach the tennis team.

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