Murray, KY (Sports Network) - Isaiah Canaan scored 17 points and dished out
six assists to lead the Murray State Racers to a 70-49 triumph over the
Eastern Illinois Panthers in Ohio Valley Conference action at the CFSB Center.
Dexter Fields scored 12 points, all in the second half, on 4-of-9 from 3-point
range as MSU (13-4, 4-1 OVC) won its the second straight contest. Ed Daniel
narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points and nine boards.
Josh Piper and Sherman Blanford each netted 11 points to lead the Panthers
(3-16, 0-6), who extended one of the nation's longest losing streaks to 12
The Racers jumped out to a 7-0 advantage to start the game and went on to lead
27-24 at intermission. Both teams shot less than 41 percent from the floor,
but Murray State led thanks to its effort on the glass, outrebounding the
The second half belonged to the Racers, who shot 68.2 percent from the floor
and 9-of-12 from behind the arc to pull away.
Murray State got a boost from its reserves as they outscored EIU's bench,
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