Murray State hot in 92-75 win over Tenn.-Martin
MURRAY, Ky. – Isaiah Canaan scored 24 points and Murray State hit 11 of 12 3-point attempts in the first half in a 92-75 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night.
Canaan was 6 for 6 from the 3-point line and Isacc Miles added 19 points for the Racers (15-6, 7-3 Ohio Valley Conference), who were 13 of 18 from beyond the arc (72.2 percent) for the game.
Murray State took a 23-9 lead on B.J. Jenkins' 3-pointer with 11:21 left in the first half and Canaan hit another one for a 28-11 advantage with 10:15 left.
The Racers led by as many as 25 points in the second half.
Canaan was the first Murray State player to reach 20 points in a game this season. The Racers were the last team in Division I to have a 20-point scorer.
Jenkins and Donte Poole added 11 each for the Racers.
Benzor Simmons and Terence Smith scored 17 each and Reuben Clayton had 16 for the Skyhawks (8-15, 3-8).