JSU defeated Murray State Thursday night 88-68 in the battle for first place in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Jason Burnell scored 21 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. Marcus Hunter led the Gamecocks with 24 points. The Racers Ja Morant, who is projected as high as #2 in the NBA Mock Drafts, scored had a 22-point, 11 assist night.
The Gamecocks have won nine of their last 10 games. They’ll host Austin Peay Saturday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.