Murphy triple-double lifts Belmont over Morehead St. 73-58
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Grayson Murphy recorded a triple-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Belmont to a 73-58 win over Morehead State on Saturday, the Bruins' 19th straight victory.
Murphy's feat is the first triple-double in Belmont's history since becoming a member of the NCAA. His is also the first triple-double by an Ohio Valley Conference player since Ja Morant posted 17 points, 11 rebounds and 16 assists for Murray State against Marquette in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
The win over second-place Morehead State gives two-time defending OVC champ Belmont a three-game lead with four games remaining in the regular season.
JaCobi Wood had 19 points off the bench for Belmont (22-1, 16-0). Nick Muszynski added 13 points and four blocks. Luke Smith had 10 points. The Bruins set the OVC record for consecutive regular-season wins in conference with 26, last falling Jan. 25, 2020 to Austin Peay.
The Bruins haven't lost a game this season since falling 96-83 to Samford on Dec. 5.
Ta'lon Cooper had 16 points for the Eagles (16-7, 13-3), whose 12-game winning streak came to an end. Johni Broome added 11 points and 13 rebounds. Skyelar Potter had 11 points as did DeVon Cooper.
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Updated February 13, 2021