Murray St. 60, Jacksonville St. 59
Isaiah Canaan scored 17 points and Isacc Miles’ free throws with
5 seconds left proved to be the difference as Murray State defeated
Jacksonville State 60-59 on Saturday night.
Murray State (20-6, 12-3 Ohio Valley Conference) has won eight
straight and sent the Gamecocks (5-22, 3-13) to their fourth loss
in five games.
Miles finished with 13 points for the Racers, including hitting
both of his foul shots for a 60-56 lead, giving the Racers enough
cushion to withstand B.J. Miller’s 3-pointer with 2 seconds
Jacksonville State led until Miles hit a 3-pointer for a 46-45
lead with 7:17 to play. Murray State led the rest of the way, but
never more than seven points.
Murray State shot 57.1 percent from the field (12 of 21) in the
Brian Williams scored 16 points, Stephen Hall had 14, Miller
added 11 and Nick Murphy had 11 rebounds for the Gamecocks.