Recap: Morehead State vs. Murray State
Morehead, KY (Sports Network) - Isaiah Canaan poured in 35 points as the Murray State Racers outlasted the Morehead State Eagles for a 106-100 double- overtime victory in an Ohio Valley Conference thriller at Ellis T. Johnson Arena.
Ed Daniel contributed 18 points and nine boards for Murray State (19-7, 10-4 OVC), which also received 16 points and six rebounds from Brandon Garrett. Stacy Wilson added 10 points as the Racers snapped a two-game losing streak.
Milton Chavis paced Morehead State (13-15, 7-7) with 22 points. Bakari Turner chimed in with 19 points while Kahlil Owens and Devon Atkinson netted 13 points apiece. Atkinson also dealt out 10 assists to register a double-double and Angelo Warner scored 12 points. The loss ended the Eagles' two-game winning streak.
The Racers knocked down 48.1 percent of their attempts from the field and converted 8-of-10 at the free-throw line in the first half to take a 37-30 lead into the intermission. Morehead State attempted five less field goal in the opening 20 minutes.
Murray State built its lead to as great as 20 points in the second stanza before the Eagles charged back with a 33-16 run to cut the deficit to three points with under a minute remaining. Wilson committed a turnover with 20 seconds left that returned possession to Morehead State, which managed to tie it up at 79 as Turner sank a 3-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation. Canaan missed a shot from beyond the arc just before the buzzer which sent the game into overtime.
Morehead State jumped out to a seven-point lead in the first overtime, but the Racers held the hosts scoreless for 2:44 and Daniel tipped in a Canaan miss just before the conclusion of the extra session to tie the score at 87 and force a second overtime.
Murray State scored seven unanswered points to begin the second overtime period to go on top for good.
Both sides combined to attempt 81 free-throws and committ 45 turnovers. The Racers scored 41 points off of turnovers to Morehead State's 22 points off of miscues.Game Notes