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Eastern Kentucky holds off Murray State 77-65
EASTRN KENTUCKY 77, MURRAY ST 65

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) -- Corey Walden and Mike DiNunno scored 20
points each to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 77-65 Ohio Valley
Conference victory over Murray State on Wednesday night.



Eastern Kentucky (13-3, 3-0), which has outscored its first
three OVC opponents by 40 points in the first half, scored the
first seven points of the game and later used a 24-0 run to take
a 31-11 lead 6:25 before halftime.



The Racers (11-4, 2-1) trailed 67-46 before a 3-pointer by
Dexter Fields with 6:56 remaining started them on a 16-0 run.
Stacy Wilson and Isaiah Canaan also hit 3-pointers, and another
by Jeffrey Moss with 3:33 left brought Murray State within five
points, 67-62.



Two free throws by Walden and a layup by Tarius Johnson pushed
the lead back to nine points, 71-62, with 2:21 left. DiNunno had
two free throws and Walden two free throws and a layup in the
final minute for Eastern Kentucky.



Johnson had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Colonels, whose
victory was their first in Murray in four years.



Canaan, who became Murray State's all-time leader in 3-pointers
made last Saturday, added four more to increase his career total
to 258 and finished with 24 points. Wilson added 16.

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