Scores

Final

E Kentucky 86

(23-9, 11-5 OVC)

Murray State 83

(18-11, 13-3 OVC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    10:00 PM ET, March 7, 2014

    Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    EKY 46 4086
    MURR 37 4683

    Top Performers

    Eastern Kentucky: C. Walden 24 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 6 Stl

    Murray State: C. Payne 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    E Kentucky hangs on to defeat Murray State 86-83

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Corey Walden scored 5 of his 24 points down the stretch as No. 3 seed Eastern Kentucky held on to defeat second-seeded Murray State 86-83 in an Ohio Valley semifinal Friday night.

    Eastern Kentucky (23-9) will play top-seeded Belmont (24-8) in the championship game on Saturday.

    Orlando Williams scored to give EKU a 66-55 lead with 10:18 remaining before T.J. Sapp hit a 3-pointer for Murray State to tie it at 79 with 1:33 left. Walden answered with five straight points and Glenn Cosey made two of four free throw attempts to make it 86-83 with 18 seconds left. Murray State's Jeffery Moss and Cameron Payne each missed 3-pointers to end the game.

    Walden was 9 of 14 from the field and had six steals. Cosey finished with 17 points.

    Payne scored 24 points and Moss added 18 for Murray State (18-11).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EKY
    MURR
    Points 86 83
    FG Made-Attempted 32-54 (.593) 23-50 (.460)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 9-28 (.321)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-21 (.762) 28-34 (.824)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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