Southeast men lose a heartbreaker in OT

Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Rick Ray

Rick Ray's squad can't seem to buy a break.

Ahead by a basket with seven-tenths of a second left in the game, Murray State hit two free throws as time expired to send the contest into a decisive five-minute overtime period at the Show Me Center.

The Racers (12-5, 5-0, Ohio Valley Conference) outscored Southeast 18-13 in the extra frame en route to a 96-91 victory.

Southeast (4-15, 0-6, OVC) saw four players foul out of a contest riddled by no fewer than 64 combined penalties.

Both teams put four players in double figures.

The Redhawks were led by DQ Nicholas with 21, while the victorious Racers were paced by Tevin Brown's 29.

Murray State swept the season series with Southeast, as the Racers also won on their home court, 81-59, on Jan. 4.

Southeast, losers of six straight and winless in conference play, will tip Thursday at SIU-Edwardsville (4-15, 1-5, OVC).


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MURRAY STATE (96) Tevin Brown 29, Anthony Smith 22, KJ Williams 19, Jaiveen Eaves 13, DaQuain Smith 8, Demond Robinson 2, Chico Carter, Jr. 2, Jason Holliday 1. FG 30, FT 27-40, F 30 (3-pointers: Brown 5, D. Smith 2, Williams, Eaves. Fouled out: Eaves.)

SOUTHEAST (91) DQ Nicholas 21, Skyler Hogan 16, Sage Tolbert 16, Nygel Russell 13, Alex Caldwell 9, Isaiah Gable 6, Darrius Agnew 6, Quatarrius Wilson 4. FG 29, FT 25-35, F 34 (3-pointers: Hogan 3, Tolbert 2, Caldwell, Gable, Russell. Fouled out: Agnew, Caldwell, Tolbert, Wilson.)

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