ST. LOUIS (AP) Jamari Smith had 19 points in Murray State's 78-50 win against Valparaiso on Thursday night in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
Smith shot 8 for 13 (2 for 4 from 3-point range) for the Racers (17-14). Quincy Anderson scored 18 points while shooting 7 for 10, including 4 for 7 from beyond the arc, and added five rebounds. Rob Perry shot 5 for 13 (2 for 7 from 3-point range) and 3 of 3 from the free-throw line to finish with 15 points, while adding seven rebounds. Jacobi Wood had 13 points and 11 assists.
Ben Krikke led the Beacons (11-21) in scoring, finishing with 14 points and six rebounds. Kobe King added 10 points and seven rebounds for Valparaiso. Nick Edwards also had eight points.