Murray St. 69, W. Kentucky 60

Isaiah Canaan hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points to lead

Murray State to a 69-60 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday


B.J. Jenkins scored nine points and had 10 assists as the Racers

(7-4) extended the nation’s fifth-longest home winning streak to 23

games, including a 4-0 mark this season.

Murray State led for all but the first 28 seconds of the second

half, but couldn’t pull away. Western Kentucky (5-6) twice cut the

lead to four and then moved to within 65-60 on Juan Pattillo’s

jumper with 1:16 to play.

Jeffery McClain countered with an offensive rebound and layup

with 43 seconds left and Jenkins closed the scoring with two free

throws with 26 seconds left.

Canaan was 5 for 8 from beyond the arc. Isacc Miles added 10

points for Murray State.

Brandon Peters scored 16 points, Sergio Kerusch added 15 and

Pattillo had 10 points for the Hilltoppers.