Western Kentucky vs Murray State

Murray St. 75, W. Kentucky 70


MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Isaiah Canaan had 21 points and five assists to lead Murray State to its fifth straight victory, 75-70 over Western Kentucky in a nonconference game Sunday.

Canaan scored eight of his points during a 14-2 run by the Racers (8-1) that turned a 54-52 deficit with 7:17 remaining into a 66-56 advantage at the 3:34 mark.

The Hilltoppers (8-3), who had won six straight, cut their deficit to 68-64 with 1:54 left after two consecutive 3-pointers by Brandon Harris, who led them with a career-high 23 points after coming in averaging 4.2.

A layup by Dexter Fields pushed Murray State's lead back to six, 70-64, and the Racers hit five free throws in the final minute, three by Canaan, to secure the victory.

Ed Daniel added 16 points, Fields 14 and Stacy Wilson 13 for Murray State.

Teeng Akol scored 14 points and George Fant 10 for Western Kentucky.

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
T. Akol, F286-151-271114
G. Fant, F245-100-270310
B. Harris, G398-203-362223
P. Blade, G241-31-21033
J. Crook, G152-30-01404
K. Kaspar300-60-02010
O. Akamune150-02-28042
K. Anyigbo123-30-03226
S. Drane114-50-13028
E. Alcantara10-20-00020
A. Rostov10-00-00000
Totals 29-677-124192070
Murray State Racers
B. Garrett, F374-100-210228
S. Wilson, F294-104-753313
E. Daniel, F286-94-582416
I. Canaan, G387-163-425221
D. Fields, G365-81-240014
J. Moss171-20-02033
Z. Henderson140-00-02020
C. Ford10-00-00000
E. McCree00-00-00000
Totals 27-5512-2035121675
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.5-013-432
Western Ky.5-013-540
Old Dominion4-113-4105
North Texas3-210-8179
So. Miss2-49-10203
UT-San Antonio2-49-10286
La. Tech1-510-9150

Ohio Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.5-113-4113
Austin Peay5-110-8201
Jax. State4-213-6218
Tenn. Tech4-212-7148
Eastern Ky.2-48-11272
SE Missouri St.2-48-11264
Tenn. St.2-47-10221
Eastern Ill.2-46-11259
UT Martin1-56-13333
Morehead St.1-55-12281
Other games
CARK 63 Final
EKY 53 Final
ILL 66