Boxscore
Murray St. 69, Tennessee Tech 64
Saturday, February 25, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - Eblen Center, Cookeville, Tennessee
Officials - Stephen Divine, Coy Gammons, Scott Johnson
Attendance - 9021

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Murray St. 30 39 69
Tennessee Tech 34 30 64

Recap


MURRAY STATE 69, TENNESSEE TECH 64: Isaiah Canaan scored 18 points and the No. 12 Racers rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit on the road.

Murray State finished the regular season 28-1, 15-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference, and will be the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament next week in Nashville, Tenn.

Trailing 41-31 early in the second half, Murray State used a 20-7 run to take a 51-48 lead, only to see the the Golden Eagles rally back in front.

Ivan Aska's jumper with less than five minutes remaining gave the Racers the lead for good. Four Racers finished with nine points, including Aska, Jewuan Long, Zay Jackson, and Ed Daniel.

Tennessee Tech (18-12, 9-7), which played Murray State to an eight-point game last month, was led by Kevin Murphy, who scored a game-high 26 points, including 7 for 12 from 3-point range. Jud Dillard added 12 points and 13 rebounds.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK:
Tennessee Tech was 4 for 10 from the free throw line, while Murray State finished 18 for 26. ... The Racers have a bye into the tournament semifinals.

Murray St. Racers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ivan Aska 24:00 3-8 0-0 3-3 4 1 5 1 2 0 1 0 9
Isaiah Canaan 35:00 5-13 3-8 5-5 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 0 18
Edward Daniel 24:00 4-5 0-0 1-4 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 4 9
Donte Poole 37:00 2-7 1-5 2-2 0 7 7 1 2 0 2 0 7
Jewuan Long 28:00 4-9 0-1 1-2 1 5 6 1 2 1 3 0 9
Brandon Garrett 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Latreze Mushatt 24:00 2-2 0-0 2-6 1 2 3 0 3 0 3 0 6
Stacy Wilson 4:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Zay Jackson 19:00 2-5 1-2 4-4 0 2 2 3 1 2 1 0 9
TOTAL 200 23-50 5-16 18-26 7 23 30 11 14 6 15 4 69
  46.0% 31.2% 69.2% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 15

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kevin Murphy 38:00 9-19 7-12 1-2 0 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 26
Zac Swansey 39:00 5-13 1-4 0-0 1 2 3 6 2 2 3 0 11
Bassey Inameti 18:00 2-2 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 1 4
Terrell Barnes 27:00 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 0 1 0 2
Jud Dillard 29:00 5-7 0-0 2-2 2 7 9 2 4 0 3 1 12
Zach Bailey 30:00 3-7 2-3 1-2 3 2 5 2 4 1 5 1 9
Javon McKay 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Liam McMorrow 15:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0
Chase Dunn 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-53 10-19 4-10 7 20 27 15 19 4 16 3 64
  47.2% 52.6% 40.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 16
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