MURRAY, Ky. -- Isacc Miles scored 23 points to lead Murray State to a 66-56 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night to clinch the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championship.
The Racers (23-7, 14-4) have won 11 of their past 12 heading into the conference tournament, which begins Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn. Eastern Kentucky (15-15, 9-9), which has lost four straight games, is the No. 6 seed.
Murray State led 51-50 after Eastern Kentucky's Taylor Filipek hit two free throws with 4:50 left, but the Racers went on a 10-0 run to take a 61-50 lead on Jeffery McClain's two free throws with 1 minute to play.
Miles, who finished with five 3-pointers, and B.J. Jenkins each hit 3-pointers in the run.
Jenkins finished with 18 points for Murray State, which shot 52.6 percent from the field (20 of 38).