vs Middle Tennessee March 2, 1971

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vs Middle Tennessee March 2, 1971 - Young and Blondet spark Murray past Middle...
Young and Blondet spark Murray past Middle 92-69 Special to The Courier-Journal MURRAY, Ky. Murray State boosted the possibility of a bid to the National Invitational Tournament with a 92-69 romp over Ohio Valley Conference opponent Middle Tennessee last night. The win assured Cal Luther's club of at least a second-place tie in the OVC as it finished the season with a 10-4 conference record and 19-5 overall. Murray shot a phenomenal 59.1 per cent from the field with seniors Jimmy Young (22) and Hector Blondet (21) combining for 43 points. Middle never threatened in the contest, although it did close the deficit to seven points early in the second half only to have Murray race away from there with ' the decision. All-OVC forward Ken Riley was the main sparkplug for the losers, scoring a game-high 29 points, hitting 12 of 19 from the field and pulling down 17 rebounds. Middle canned 40.3 per cent of its shots and was outrebounded 44-39 despite Riley's yeoman effort on the boards. The Tennessee school ended up with a 3-11 OVC mark and is 10-15 in all games with one more outing on its schedule. Young and Blondet both wrote new chapters in the Murray record book, Young finishing with a career free-throw percentage of 84.6 and Blondet ending up with a career field-goal accuracy mark of 50 per cent. Young became his school's seventh all-time scorer, while Blondet moved up to the No. 8 spot. , In the preliminary game, the undefeated Murray freshmen ran off their 21st straight victory with a 100-72 rout of the Middle f rosh. OVC standings, boxes Conference All Conference All Western 12 2 20 5 Austin Peay .5 9 10 14 Murray .10 4 19 5 Morehead .... 4 9 8 18 Eastern 9 4 15 8 Tenn Tech .. 4 10 7 17 East Tenn. ... 8 6 12 12 Middle Tenn. 3 11 9 15 MIDDLE TENNESSEE 69 MURRAY 92 Player FG FT TP Player FG FT TP Sumrell .....4 1-2 9 Young 11 0 0 22 Prater 5 0-0 10 Steverson 3 3-3 9 Brown 1 0-1 2 Taylor ,.-., 1 3-7 5 Sykes 4 1-19 Blondet .!l0; " 1-2 21 Riley 12 5-8 29 Johnson 4 3-3 11 Cochran .... 3 0-2 6 Williams .3 0-0 6 Rainey .1 2-2 4 AAancini 7 3-5 17 Towns .0 1-2 1 Lutter 0 0-1 O Totals .- 30 9-16 69 . Totals ..a. 39 14-23 92 Halftime Murray 41-31. ' Attendance 6,000. Basketball results x Overtime . SEC kentucky 102, Auburn 83.

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 02 Mar 1971, Tue,
  3. Mid-Kentucky Edition,
  4. Page 7

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