Canaan, Murray State top Eastern Illinois 70-49

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM

   MURRAY, Ky. (AP) -- Isaiah Canaan netted 17 points as Murray State trounced Ohio Valley Conference-rival Eastern Illinois 70-49 Thursday night.
 
   Dexter Fields added 12 points and Ed Daniel 10 with nine rebounds for the Racers (13-4, 4-1), who have won four of their past five.
 
   Murray State drained 52.2 percent (24 of 46) from the field, including 11 of 25 from 3-point range with Canaan hitting 5 of 10 from deep and Fields knocking down 4 of 9.
 
   Tied 31-31 with 17:30 left, Murray State went on an 18-2 run fueled by six 3-pointers, including three by Fields and two by Canaan, for a 49-33 lead with 12:03 left.
 
   Sherman Blanford and Josh Piper hit 11 points each for the Panthers (3-16, 0-6), who have lost 12 straight.
 
   Murray State won the rebound battle 31-21, and no Panther registered more than four boards. The Racers scored 13 second-chance points to Eastern Illinois' 4.
 

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