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 73
(24-9, 8-8 away)
Murray State 81
(21-9, 12-5 home)
Venue: Municipal Auditorium
9:45PM ET / 6:45PM PT, March 08, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Eastern Kentucky 38 35 73
Murray State 38 43 81
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Eastern Kentucky E Stutz 18 G Cosey 7 M DiNunno 6
Murray State I Canaan 29 L Mushatt 6 I Canaan 6

Murray State came out on top against Eastern Kentucky 81-73 in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Tournament on Friday, Mar. 8. With the win, the Racers even the season series against Eastern Kentucky at 1-1. Isaiah Canaan put up his fifth straight game with 22 points or more for the Racers, scoring a game-high 29 points (6 Ast 4 Reb) on 52.6 percent shooting in 38 minutes. Stacy Wilson had 17 points and added five rebounds. Eric Stutz finished with a team-high 18 points and five rebounds for the Colonels. Eastern Kentucky (24-9) finished the regular season second in the Ohio Valley with a 12-4 conference record. To get to the semifinals, Eastern Kentucky outplayed Southeast Missouri State (84-69).

Murray State Game Notes

  • Murray State beat the spread by 9.5 points. That makes the 12th time this season the Racers have beaten the spread.
  • The Racers have won every game this season (5-0) after recording 81 or more total points.
  • Murray State has won every game this season (4-0) after committing eight or fewer turnovers.
  • Murray State has won every game this season (7-0) after holding an opponent to under 39.3 percent field goal percentage.
  • Murray State has won every game this season (5-0) when opponents record 28 or fewer rebounds.
  • This season Murray State has won 100 percent of the time (6-0) when Brandon Garrett has 11 points or more, 73 percent of the time (11-4) when Isaiah Canaan plays 38 minutes or more, and 77 percent of the time (10-3) when Stacy Wilson has six field goals made or more.
  • The Racers set season highs for assists (20) and field goal percentage (58.0).
  • The last time Murray State recorded at least 20 assists was Dec 15, 2011 against Lipscomb.
  • Murray State set a season low for steals (three).
  • Murray State has been outshot by their opponents in free throw percentage for the past six games.
  • Isaiah Canaan accounted for 35.8 percent of the team's points.
  • Isaiah Canaan has led the team in scoring in 25 out of 30 games this season.
  • This marks the 37th 20-point game of Isaiah Canaan's career.
  • Isaiah Canaan has five straight 20+ point games.
  • LaTreze Mushatt had a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.

Eastern Kentucky Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Eric Stutz and Mike DiNunno) accounted for 45.2 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Glenn Cosey and Corey Walden) accounted for 50.0 percent of the rebounds.
  • Glenn Cosey has led the team in rebounding six times in 33 games this season.
  • Corey Walden has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • Mike DiNunno has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the seventh foul out of the season for Tarius Johnson.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Orlando Williams.
EKU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AEric Stutz351852110
AGlenn Cosey371374101
B+Mike DiNunno351516002
B+Corey Walden391371202
B-Tarius Johnson23830010
C+Marcus Lewis6330000
D+O. Williams20310001
-Jeff Johnson5010000
MURRAY PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Isaiah Canaan382946114
AEd Daniel14960001
AStacy Wilson311753101
ALaTreze Mushatt31564020
BBrandon Garrett311160001
BDexter Fields27824001
B-Jeffrey Moss26213100

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