No. 24 Murray St. 66, Arkansas St. 53

Isaiah Canaan scored 21 points and unbeaten Murray State

maintained control throughout as the Racers beat Arkansas State

66-53 on Saturday night in nonconference action to raise their

record to 12-0.

For Arkansas State (5-6), Edward Townsel scored the first eight

points for the Red Wolves (5-6), had 10 by halftime and finished

with 17 points, five assists and three steals. Nine of Townsel’s

points came on three 3-pointers. But the only other Arkansas State

player in double figures was Adam Sterrenberg, who came off the

bench to score 10 points.

Canaan had more help to go with his early hot hand. He scored 15

first-half points, hitting 5 of 8 shots from 3-point range. Ivan

Aska posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Donte

Poole was also in double figures, finishing with 11 points.