Murray State vs Western Kentucky

Murray St. 70, W. Kentucky 59


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Isaiah Canaan scored 18 points to help Murray State remain undefeated with a 70-59 victory over Western Kentucky on Thursday night.

The junior guard, who averaged 25.3 points in three wins by the Racers (8-0) last week at the Great Alaska Shootout, scored 13 of his points in the first half, when Murray State took a 40-28 lead. Latreze Mushatt came off the bench to score all nine of his points for the Racers in the first half.

The Hilltoppers (2-6) got within 47-44 with 9:39 remaining after a 12-1 run that included four baskets by Jamal Crook, who finished with 20 points.

Murray State answered by scoring nine of the next 10 points, four by Ivan Aska, to lead 56-45 with 4:58 left.

Aska finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for the Racers, who have won their first eight games for the first time since the 2003-04 season.

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Murray State Racers
I. Aska, F286-132-280314
E. Daniel, F262-44-74248
I. Canaan, G365-106-752318
D. Poole, G312-95-621210
J. Long, G281-23-41236
L. Mushatt164-60-05029
S. Wilson151-30-02012
Z. Jackson120-20-01220
B. Garrett81-21-11003
Totals 22-5121-273392070
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F294-120-09148
T. Akol, F224-90-03148
D. Gordon, G322-52-22226
K. Kaspar, G221-44-43236
K. McDonald, G191-30-02223
J. Crook259-132-531120
T. Price241-61-23344
K. Anyigbo131-10-14142
O. Akamune80-10-02010
V. Zollo61-20-03002
Totals 24-569-1435132559
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Jax. State4-212-9134
Morehead St.4-28-11248
Tenn. Tech4-28-13334
Tenn. St.3-312-7111
Eastern Ky.1-58-13251
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.5-111-9200
UT Martin3-313-8148
SE Miss. St.3-38-13314
Austin Peay2-46-14260
Eastern Ill.1-59-10283

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.6-016-324
La. Tech5-113-6196
UT-San Antonio4-19-9312
Old Dominion4-211-7125
Western Ky.3-39-10226
So. Miss3-36-12338
North Texas0-66-12292
Other games
St John's 59 Final
Kentucky 81
GTOWN 57 Final
Alabama 55