No. 12 Murray St. routs Tenn. Tech 78-58 at OVC

TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer Published:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Donte Poole scored 25 points, and 12th-ranked Murray State routed Tennessee Tech 78-58 Friday night in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament semifinals.

Now the Racers (29-1) will play the winner of Tennessee State-Morehead State in the championship Saturday trying to add a 15th overall tournament title to their regular season title.

The Racers beat Tennessee Tech 69-64 to wrap up the regular season on Feb. 25. They showed fresh legs and no rust while beating the Golden Eagles for the third time this season.

Isaiah Canaan added 18 points, and Ed Daniel had 11.

Kevin Murphy led Tennessee Tech (19-13) with 31 points.