COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Isaiah Canaan scored 16 points to lead five Murray State players in double figures as the Racers defeated Tennessee Tech 92-85 on Saturday night.
Isacc Miles, Jewuan Long and Ivan Aska added 14 points each for the Racers (12-5, 5-2 Ohio Valley Conference), who have won eight of their past nine games.
Murray State led 49-37 at halftime and scored the first five points of the second half on Canaan's 3-pointer and Miles' layup. The Racers pushed the lead to 60-41 on Long's three-point play with 16:01 remaining.
Tennessee Tech (8-8, 4-3) scored the final nine points of the game, holding Murray State scoreless for the last 3:08.
B.J. Jenkins added 13 points for Murray State.
Kevin Murphy scored 31 points for Tennessee Tech, which shot 73.9 percent from the field (17 of 23) in the second half. Chase Dunn added 12 points and Dennis Ogbe had 10 for the Golden Eagles.