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12/16/2012 6:33 PM EST
Canaan, Murray State beat Western Kentucky 75-70
MURRAY ST 75, WKU 70
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) -- 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
Teeng Akol scored 14 points and George Fant 10 for Western
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