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Heartbreak to hope, Canaan perseveres

Originally Published: December 2, 2010
By Diamond Leung | ESPN.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The loss was his fault.

Eight months after Murray State fell to Butler in the second round of the NCAA tournament, that's the way Isaiah Canaan sees it.

With the Racers trailing by a bucket, the ball found its way into his hands in the final seconds before Butler star Gordon Hayward deflected away his attempted pass. During the mad scramble for the ball between the two, the buzzer sounded. The Bulldogs went on to the Sweet 16 and so much more.

"Just ...

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