Scores

Final

W Kentucky 70

(8-3, 2-0 Sun Belt)

Murray State 75

(8-1, 4-0 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    3:00 PM ET, December 16, 2012

    CFSB Center, Murray, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    WKU 28 4270
    MURR 33 4275

    Top Performers

    Western Kentucky: B. Harris 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Murray St: E. Daniel 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

    Murray St. 75, W. Kentucky 70

    Associated Press

    MURRAY, Ky. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WKU
    MURR
    Points 70 75
    FG Made-Attempted 29-67 (.433) 27-55 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-25 (.200) 9-18 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 12-20 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 10

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