Canaan, Murray State top SIU-Edwardsville 70-61

Canaan, Murray State top SIU-Edwardsville 70-61
January 19, 2013, 10:56 pm
Share This Post

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Isaiah Canaan had 20 points and nine assists to lead Murray State to a 70-61 victory over Ohio Valley Conference-rival Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Saturday night.

Ed Daniel added 15 points and 11 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season.

After trailing the entire first half, Murray State (14-4, 5-1) went on a 20-5 run in the second half to take the lead for the first time with 11:20 left in the game.

Murray State, which was outrebounded 37-30, had 11 steals and outscored SIU-Edwardsville from the bench 28-7.

Both Murray State and SIU-Edwardsville (6-10, 2-4) shot 45 percent from the field - the Racers hit 25 of 55 and the Cougars 23 of 51. The Cougars shot 33 percent (6 of 18) from behind the arc contrasted to the Racers' 27 percent (4 of 15). Murray State forced the Cougars into 22 turnovers

Mark Yelovich's 18 points led the Cougars.