Murray, KY (Sports Network) - Isaiah Canaan scored 20 points for the Murray
State Racers as they downed the SIU Edwardsville Cougars, 70-61, in an Ohio
Valley Conference matchup at the CFSB Center.
Canaan dished out a game-high nine assists to go along with a game-high seven
steals for the Racers (14-4, 5-1 OVC), who have won three in a row. Ed Daniel
managed a double-double with 15 points and 11 assists while Stacy Wilson added
13 points and five rebounds and Brandon Garrett tallied 11 points and seven
Mark Yelovich scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Cougars (6-10,
2-4), who saw their brief two game streak of victories end. Jerome Jones and
Kris Davis added 14 points each with Davis also dishing out five assists.
SIUE led 34-23 at halftime after shooting 57.1 percent from the field in the
opening stanza. The Racers made only 26.7 percent of their shots from the
floor and went 0-of-5 from 3-point range in the opening 20 minutes.
Murray State heated up after the break to connect on 68 percent of its field
goal attempts and added 9-of-14 at the charity stripe to overcome the first
half deficit. The Cougars managed to make only 11 of their 30 attempts from
the floor in the second half.
The Racers scored 26 points of 22 turnovers committed by the Cougars to
overcome SIUE's 38-30 edge in the rebounding battle.
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