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Second-half rally keeps Murray State unbeaten
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On February 3, 2012 @ 1:29 am In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
Isaiah Canaan scored 16 of his game-high 32 points during a decisive 24-2 run early in the second half as No. 9 Murray State rallied from a 11-point deficit in each half to beat visiting Southeast Missouri 81-73 on Thursday.
Murray State (22-0, 10-0 OVC) remained the only unbeaten team in Division I and extended its homecourt winning streak to 18.
Trailing 46-35 with 17:05 left, Canaan took over, nailing four 3-pointers during the outburst as the Racers pulled off their biggest second half comeback since November.
Canaan scored 24 points in the second half as Murray State did it on both ends, holding Southeast Missouri (12-10, 7-3), the conference’s top shooting team, to 39 percent shooting from the field in the second half.
Joining Canaan in double figures for the Racers were Jewuan Long with 13 points, Donte Poole added 11, and Ivan Aska came off the bench to register a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Marcus Brister paced the visiting Redhawks with 17 points and Corey Wilford added 15.
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