Scores

Final

Murray State 60

(17-3, 9-0 OVC)

E Illinois 51

(10-9, 4-5 OVC)

    8:30 PM ET, January 21, 2010

    Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    MURR 27 3360
    EIU 23 2851

    Top Performers

    Murray State: T. Easley 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Eastern Illinois: J. Granger 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast

    Murray St. 60, E. Illinois 51

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Murray State got points from 10 players in a 60-51 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.

    Tony Easley and Ivan Aska scored 10 points apiece to lead the Racers (17-3, 9-0 Ohio Valley), who won their eighth straight and remained unbeaten in conference. The Racers' start is their best since the 1998-99 squad opened 17-2.

    Jeremy Granger led all scorers with 23 for the Panthers (10-9, 4-5), who dropped their fourth in a row. Ousmane Cisse had just two points but 10 rebounds.

    Murray State led 27-23 at intermission, but Granger scored five points in a row to put Eastern Illinois on top 32-31 early in the second half. It was the Panthers' last lead.

    Shortly thereafter, Murray State ran off eight points in a row, ending with Jeffery McClain's tip-in with 10:46 left to make it 48-37.

    Eastern Illinois cut it to six but never got closer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MURR
    EIU
    Points 60 51
    FG Made-Attempted 20-48 (.417) 18-48 (.375)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-13 (.154) 1-7 (.143)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-23 (.783) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 1

    2009-10 Season

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