Eillinois 49
Murrayst 27 43 70
Date of game: 1/17/2013

Recap: Murray State vs. Eastern Ill

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 games.

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 Panthers, 16-10.

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, 24-13.

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