Eastern Kentucky vs. Murray State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Eastern Kentucky vs. Murray State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Eastern Kentucky 77
(13-3, 4-3 away)
Murray State 65
(11-4, 5-3 home)
Venue: CFSB Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 09, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Eastern Kentucky 39 38 77
Murray State 25 40 65
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Eastern Kentucky M DiNunno 16 T Johnson 4 G Cosey 3
Murray State I Canaan 21 E Daniel 10 I Canaan 3

Eastern Kentucky got a win on the road against Murray State 77-65 in OVC action on Wednesday, January 9th. Corey Walden played brilliantly for the Colonels and got a team-high 20 points plus four rebounds. Mike DiNunno also had a great game, scoring 20 points and adding four assists. For the Racers, Isaiah Canaan finished with a game-high 24 points and six assists (4 Reb 3 Stl). This makes three wins in a row for the Colonels. Eastern Kentucky (13-3, 3-0 OVC) gets Morehead State (8-8, 2-0 OVC) at home on Saturday, January 12th.

Eastern Kentucky Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 0:24 left to go.
  • The win over Murray State extended the Eastern Kentucky winning streak to 3 games.
  • EKU beat the spread by 20.5 points. That makes the 4th time this season the Colonels have beaten the spread.
  • The Colonels have won 100% of the time this season (6-0) after recording 77 or more total points.
  • Eastern Kentucky has won 100% of the time this season (6-0) when its had a field goal percentage of 50.9% or better.
  • Eastern Kentucky has won 89% of the time this season (8-1) after committing 11 or fewer turnovers.
  • EKU has won 100% of the time this season (7-0) when opponents record 65 or fewer total points.
  • This season Eastern Kentucky has won 78% of the time (7-2) when Mike DiNunno plays 37 minutes or more and 80% of the time (4-1) when Corey Walden has 5 field goals made or more.
  • The Colonels set season highs for blocks and steals.
  • The last time EKU recorded at least 4 blocks was Jan 22, 2012 against Longwood.
  • Corey Walden recorded a team season high in free throws made with 9 and free throws attempted with 10.
  • Marcus Lewis tallied a team season high in steals with 5.
  • The top two scorers (Corey Walden and Mike DiNunno) accounted for 51.9% of the points.
  • Tarius Johnson has led the team in rebounding in 5 out of 16 games this season.
  • This marks the 14th 20-point game of Mike DiNunno's career.
  • Mike DiNunno has 6 straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 2nd 20-point game of Corey Walden's career.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Marcus Lewis.

Murray State Game Notes

  • Murray State lost and did not cover the spread.
  • Isaiah Canaan accounted for 36.9% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Ed Daniel and Erik McCree) accounted for 41.3% of the rebounds.
  • Isaiah Canaan has led the team in scoring 12 times in 15 games this season.
  • Ed Daniel has led the team in rebounding 12 times in 15 games this season.
  • This marks the 27th 20-point game of Isaiah Canaan's career.
  • Isaiah Canaan has 15 straight double-digit point games.
  • Stacy Wilson has 3 straight double-digit point games.
EKU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Corey Walden322041300
AMike DiNunno372034102
ATarius Johnson331771002
BMarcus Lewis26623512
B-Deverin Muff10211110
B-Jeff Johnson21731102
C+O. Williams23532022
D+Eric Stutz18011100
MURRAY PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AIsaiah Canaan402446307
B+Stacy Wilson361643202
B-Erik McCree9260001
C+Ed Daniel37461011
CJeffrey Moss27810001
CDexter Fields24931104
D+Brandon Garrett27221101

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