Tennessee-Martin vs. Murray State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Tennessee-Martin vs. Murray State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Tennessee-Martin 69
(9-19, 2-12 away)
Murray State 68
(20-8, 11-4 home)
Venue: CFSB Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 28, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Tennessee-Martin 36 33 69
Murray State 27 41 68
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Tennessee-Martin M Liabo 20 J Childs 6 J Washington 2
Murray State I Canaan 31 E Daniel 12 L Mushatt 2

Despite being favored to win by 19, Murray State lost in a stunner to Tennessee-Martin 69-68 in conference play. With the loss, the Racers even the season series against Tennessee-Martin at 1-1. Isaiah Canaan picked up his third straight game with 22 points or more for the Racers, scoring a game-high 31 points in 37 minutes. The Racers got a game-high 31 points from Isaiah Canaan, with 15 points coming from three-point range. Ed Daniel played his way to a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds. For the Skyhawks, Myles Taylor got 15 points and three rebounds. Murray State (20-8, 10-5 OVC) welcomes Southeast Missouri State (14-15, 6-8 OVC) on Saturday, Mar. 2.

Murray State Game Notes

  • The last time Murray State started the season 20-8 was 1999.
  • The Racers have been unlucky four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Murray State is 30-21 in close games.
  • Murray State has lost 75 percent of the time this season (2-6) after recording 68 or fewer total points.
  • When the opposition records 20 or more free throws made this season, Murray State has lost 80 percent of the time (1-4).
  • Murray State set a season low for blocks (one).
  • Murray State has been outshot by their opponents in free throw percentage for the past four games.
  • This is the 13th game at home this season--Murray State has a 10.6 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Isaiah Canaan accounted for 45.5 percent of the team's points.
  • Ed Daniel accounted for 33.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Isaiah Canaan has led the team in scoring in 23 out of 28 games this season.
  • Ed Daniel has led the team in rebounding in 23 out of 28 games this season.
  • This marks the 35th 20-point game of Isaiah Canaan's career.
  • Isaiah Canaan has three straight 20+ point games.
  • Ed Daniel recorded the 20th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Ed Daniel recorded a double-double. It was his 14th this season and 15th of his career.

Tennessee-Martin Game Notes

  • The Skyhawks won this one, but have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Tennessee-Martin is 19-21 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Mike Liabo and Myles Taylor) accounted for 50.7 percent of the points.
  • Mike Liabo has led the team in scoring eight times in 28 games this season.
  • Myles Taylor has 23 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the ninth foul out of the season for Myles Taylor.
  • This marks the 13th 20-point game of Mike Liabo's career.
  • Mike Liabo has eight straight double-digit point games.
UTM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJustin Childs20961201
AMyles Taylor291532200
B+Mike Liabo262021002
BDee Oldham15510200
C+Tobias Dowdell8510000
C+Terence Smith31930103
CJ. Washington36232001
C-K. Taylor27422104
-B.J. McLaughlin7030001
MURRAY PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AIsaiah Canaan373111200
AEd Daniel2619121013
BBrandon Garrett29980001
CLaTreze Mushatt22152201
C-Jeffrey Moss27431002
C-Dexter Fields27221000
DStacy Wilson20202205
D-C.J. Ford11020003

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