Eastern Illinois vs. Murray State: Recap and Stats

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Eastern Illinois vs. Murray State: Recap and Stats
Eastern Illinois 49
(3-16, 0-9 away)
Murray State 70
(13-4, 6-3 home)
Venue: CFSB Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 17, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Eastern Illinois 24 25 49
Murray State 27 43 70
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Eastern Illinois J Piper 10 S Blanford 5 A Akers 4
Murray State I Canaan 21 E Daniel 10 I Canaan 4

On a night when they scored 33 points from beyond the three-point line, Murray State thumped Eastern Illinois 70-49 in conference play. This one was close at the half, with Murray State leading 27-24. They pulled away in the second half and won by a big margin. The Racers were led by Ed Daniel, who put up 10 points plus nine rebounds. Isaiah Canaan was sharp from three-point range, going 5 for 10 to get to a game-high 17 points overall. For the Panthers, Sherman Blanford finished with 11 points and four rebounds. Murray State (13-4, 4-1 OVC) takes on SIU Edwardsville (6-9, 2-3 OVC) on Saturday, January 19th on their home court.

Murray State Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 3:16 left to go.
  • Murray State beat the spread by 6.0 points. That makes the 6th time this season the Racers have beaten the spread.
  • This was the 4th blowout win this season (a win by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, Murray State has been on the winning end of 38 blowout games.
  • The Racers have won 100% of the time this season (4-0) after recording 15 or more assists.
  • Murray State has won 100% of the time this season (8-0) after holding an opponent to under 41.3% field goal percentage.
  • Murray State has won 100% of the time this season (4-0) when opponents record 7 or fewer free throws made.
  • This season Murray State has won 77% of the time (10-3) when Ed Daniel has 10 points or more and 75% of the time (9-3) when Isaiah Canaan plays 35 minutes or more.
  • The Racers set a season high for three-pointers.
  • Murray State set a season low for blocks.
  • The Racers have recorded more free throws made than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • Murray State has recorded fewer assists than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 7th game at home this season--Murray State has a 12.3 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Isaiah Canaan and Dexter Fields) accounted for 41.4% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Ed Daniel and Brandon Garrett) accounted for 41.9% of the rebounds.
  • Isaiah Canaan has led the team in scoring in 14 out of 17 games this season.
  • Ed Daniel has led the team in rebounding in 14 out of 17 games this season.
  • Isaiah Canaan has 17 straight double-digit point games.

Eastern Illinois Game Notes

  • Eastern Illinois lost and did not cover the spread.
  • This was the 3rd blowout loss this season (a loss by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, EIU has been on the losing end of 13 blowout games.
  • This loss extended the Panthers losing streak to 12 games.
  • The top two scorers (Josh Piper and Sherman Blanford) accounted for 44.8% of the points.
  • Josh Piper has led the team in scoring 4 times and in rebounding 5 times in 19 games this season.
  • Sherman Blanford has 4 straight double-digit point games.
EIU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BS. Blanford261142401
BJosh Piper331143000
BAustin Akers34625100
B-Morris Woods18802112
CTaylor Jones35811002
CMalcolm Herron22223001
D+Alex Austin25321001
-Cameron Harvey6020000
MURRAY PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AEd Daniel291090010
AIsaiah Canaan351726205
BStacy Wilson15533102
BDexter Fields261231101
B-LaTreze Mushatt17421000
C+Tyler Rambo19602000
CJeffrey Moss18511101
CBrandon Garrett17240001
C-C.J. Ford7220001
-Erik McCree9210000
-Terron Gilmore5011000
-Zay Henderson3500000

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