Eastern Kentucky vs Murray State

Murray St. 81, E. Kentucky 73

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Isaiah Canaan scored 29 points and Stacy Wilson scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half Friday night to help Murray State beat Eastern Kentucky 81-73 and advance to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship.

Brandon Garrett added 11 for the Racers (21-9), who will face Belmont on Saturday for a chance at their 16th overall and second straight OVC title.

Murray State led by as many as seven in the first half before Eastern Kentucky rallied to 38-all at intermission. Eastern Kentucky (24-9) went up 51-50 on an Eric Stutz jumper with 14:11 left but the Racers answered with a 16-2 run over the next 5 minutes to pull away.

Murray State outshot Eastern Kentucky 58 percent (29 of 50) to 39 percent (22 of 56), dished out 20 assists to eight turnovers, and scored 42 points in the paint.

Stutz's 18 points led Eastern Kentucky.

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Scoreboard
Eastern Kentucky (24-9)383573
Murray State (21-9) «384381

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Eastern Kentucky Colonels
E. Stutz, F358-112-252418
C. Walden, G392-98-971113
G. Cosey, G373-124-474113
M. DiNunno, G354-113-416415
T. Johnson, G233-62-33058
O. Williams201-40-01053
M. Lewis61-21-23003
J. Johnson50-10-01010
Totals 22-5620-2428132173
 39.3%83.3% 
Murray State Racers
B. Garrett, F315-71-260311
E. Daniel, F143-53-56049
I. Canaan, G3810-196-746229
S. Wilson, G316-103-453317
D. Fields, G273-70-02428
L. Mushatt312-21-26425
J. Moss260-02-21322
C. Ford20-00-00000
Totals 29-5016-2231201881
 58%72.7% 
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont15-123-760
Morehead St.10-614-16200
Jax. State9-720-15151
Tenn. St.8-817-13161
Tenn. Tech8-812-20277
Eastern Ky.5-1112-19248
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin10-622-13164
SE Missouri St.9-715-18274
Murray St.8-816-17230
Austin Peay7-911-19261
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15265
SIUE1-156-24333