Boxscore
Murray St. 65, St. Mary's 51
Saturday, February 18, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - CFSB Center, Murray, Kentucky
Officials - Ken Ditty, Horace Shields, Tom Spitznagel
Attendance - 8825

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
St. Mary's 25 26 51
Murray St. 34 31 65

Recap


MURRAY STATE 65, SAINT MARY'S 51:
If there was any doubt who the best mid-major program in the country is this year, No. 14 Murray St. might have put an end to any speculation. The Racers (26-1, 13-1 OVC) got 23 points from All-America candidate Isaiah Canaan, 17 in the second half, and never trailed in pounding No. 16 Saint Mary's (23-5, 12-2 WCC). The Gaels have lost two in a row and three of four.

Murray St. did it on both ends of the floor, shooting 58 percent from the field, including 53 from three-point range (9-17) and tallied 20 points off Saint Mary's turnovers. Defensively, the Racers held the Gaels to a season-low 51 points, 25 below their season average, and outrebounded Saint Mary's 29-21. Murray St. started the game on a 10-2 run and eventually led 34-25 at halftime before blowing the game open by outscoring Saint Mary's 20-10 to start the second half.

Donte Poole added 11 points, all in the first half, for Murray St. while Ed Daniel chipped in eight points and eight rebounds. Matthew Dellavedova led the Gaels with 17 points and six assists.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Canaan and Poole combined to go eight-of-13 from three-point range with Canaan going five-of-eight and Poole three-of-five... Murray St. ended the regular season with six consecutive home sellouts, a school record. The Racers close Ohio Valley Conference play with two road games next week... Saint Mary's Rob Jones, who is fifth in the nation with 16 double-doubles, was held to season lows of four points and three rebounds.

St. Mary's Gaels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Matthew Dellavedova 38:00 6-13 0-4 5-6 0 2 2 6 0 1 4 0 17
Rob Jones 21:00 2-8 0-2 0-0 2 1 3 0 3 1 1 0 4
Jorden Page 29:00 1-10 1-6 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 3
Kyle Rowley 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Clint Steindl 31:00 3-5 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 7
Brad Waldow 22:00 2-5 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 4
Beau Levesque 22:00 2-3 0-0 2-2 2 4 6 0 5 0 2 0 6
Mitchell Young 18:00 3-6 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 6
Tim Williams 9:00 1-2 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 4
Kenton Walker II 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Zach Sanchez 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eividas Petrulis 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-53 2-14 9-10 8 13 21 9 16 6 9 2 51
  37.7% 14.3% 90.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 9

Murray St. Racers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Donte Poole 34:00 4-7 3-5 0-0 0 6 6 2 0 2 1 0 11
Ivan Aska 29:00 4-9 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 2 0 2 0 8
Isaiah Canaan 32:00 9-13 5-8 0-1 0 3 3 4 2 1 3 0 23
Edward Daniel 28:00 2-4 0-1 4-4 3 5 8 0 3 2 2 1 8
Jewuan Long 27:00 3-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 4 1 2 0 6
Latreze Mushatt 16:00 0-2 0-1 2-2 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 2
Stacy Wilson 9:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
Zay Jackson 16:00 2-3 1-2 0-1 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 5
Brandon Garrett 8:00 1-1 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 2
Jaylen Bland 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-43 9-17 6-10 7 22 29 11 15 6 15 3 65
  58.1% 52.9% 60.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 15
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