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
Eastern Ky.11-521-12156
Morehead St.10-617-17201
Jax. State5-1112-19304
Tenn. Tech4-1212-18290
Tenn. St.2-145-26341
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.16-029-663
UT Martin10-621-13177
Eastern Ill.9-718-15173
SE Miss. St.7-913-17289
Austin Peay3-138-22318

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
Western Ky.12-620-12117
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
So. Miss4-149-20283
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