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.