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

left.

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

second half.

Brian Williams scored 16 points, Stephen Hall had 14, Miller

added 11 and Nick Murphy had 11 rebounds for the Gamecocks.