MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Ja Morant registered a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Murray State to a 71-52 win over Morehead State on Thursday night, the Racers' eighth consecutive victory.
Morant's triple-double was his second of the season and the third of his career.
The Eagles' 25.4 field goal percentage represented the worst mark by a Murray State opponent this season.
Murray State dominated the first half and led 40-14 at the break. The Eagles' 14 points in the first half marked a season low for the team.
Jordan Walker, whose 16 points per game entering the contest led the Eagles, had only 4 points on 2-of-12 shooting.
The Racers improve to 2-0 against the Eagles on the season. Murray State defeated Morehead State 90-69 on Jan. 3. Murray State finishes out the regular season against Austin Peay at home on Saturday. Morehead State finishes out the regular season against Eastern Kentucky on the road on Saturday.
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