HOUSTON -- Aaric Murray scored 26 points and hauled in a career-high 19 rebounds as Texas Southern rolled past Mississippi Valley State 94-56 Saturday night.
The Tigers (8-10, 4-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) shot 53.7 percent from the field and outrebounded MVSU 48-32. D'Aris Scarver scored 22 points, Madarious Gibbs had 12 and Ray Penn chipped in 10.MVSU (5-14, 1-5) was held to 20-of-65 shooting (30.8 percent). James Currington paced the Delta Devils with 19 points and seven rebounds, while DeAngelo Priar contributed 10 points.Texas Southern jumped out to a 7-0 lead and used an 18-5 run to make it 29-13 with 7:18 left in the first half. Scarver and Murray each hit a late jumper to put the Tigers up by 26 at the break.Texas Southern coasted in the second half, leading by as much as 41 after a jumper by Murray with 4:18 remaining.
Aaric Murray had 26 points, 19 rebounds and six blocks in Saturday's 94-56 win over Mississippi Valley State. The last time a player reached those thresholds in a Division I game was on Jan. 31, 2011, when Norfolk State's Kyle O'Quinn did it against Coppin State.