Tennessee State vs Murray State

Murray St. 69, Tennessee St. 48


MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Ed Daniel scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his 13th double-double of the season to boost Murray State to a 69-48 win over Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee State on Saturday night.

Isaiah Canaan added 16 points and four assists as the Racers' (18-5, 9-2) won for the seventh time in their last eight games.

A 25-8 run by the Racers in the second half sealed the win.

Tennessee State (14-11, 8-4) came up with 22 offensive rebounds, but Murray State held the Tigers to 28.8 percent field goal shooting (17 of 59) and forced them into 19 turnovers.

Kellen Thornton, who is second to Daniel in the OVC in rebounding with 9.5 per game, led Tennessee State in scoring with 12 points.

Murray State took a 9-3 lead in the opening 3 1/2 minutes and led by as many as 12 points en route to a 32-23 halftime lead.

Tennessee State opened the second half with a 10-5 run to pull to within 37-33 before Canaan's 3-pointer made it a seven-point Racers lead with 14:40 on the clock.

Robert Covington answered with a 3 for the Tigers, who continued to build momentum as they cut Murray State's lead to 42-40 with 11:40 to go.

A turnover by Michael Green on the Tigers' next possession denied them a chance to tie or take the lead, and baskets by Latreze Mushatt and Canaan gave the Racers a 46-40 lead at the 9:10 mark.

A year ago, Feb. 9, 2012, Tennessee State did what no other team could during last year's regular season - beat Murray State. That loss ended the Racers' streak of 23 straight wins to start the season. Murray State was the final undefeated team in the nation at the time.

The Racers met the Tigers again in the OVC tournament final, and Jewuan Long hit the go-ahead shot with 4 seconds remaining to send Murray State into the NCAA tournament with 30 wins.

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Tennessee State Tigers
R. Covington, F383-124-4120211
K. Thornton, F316-130-090512
M. Rhett, F61-20-03002
J. Cyphers, G342-112-21047
P. Miller, G284-83-442512
M. Green271-62-26034
D. Dockery250-60-11250
T. Fredrick100-10-00100
J. Gaither10-00-00000
Totals 17-5911-134252448
Murray State Racers
E. Daniel, F315-78-12100318
B. Garrett, F283-64-5101110
I. Canaan, G364-126-834316
D. Fields, G290-32-23242
S. Wilson, G233-82-21249
J. Moss273-60-01218
L. Mushatt212-60-03104
C. Ford51-10-01012
T. Gilmore00-00-00000
Z. Henderson00-00-00000
E. McCree00-00-00000
T. Rambo00-00-00000
Totals 21-4922-2935121769
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
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