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Murray State defeats Tennessee Tech 88-66

Jan 17, 2010 - 4:31 AM MURRAY, Ky.(AP) -- Ivan Aska scored 16 points and four other players reached double figures in Murray State's 88-66 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday night.

Donte Poole added 13 points, Isacc Miles and Tony Easley each had 12, and Isaiah Canaan had 10 for the Racers (16-3, 8-0 Sun Belt Conference). It is the Racers' best conference start since the team went 13-0 during the 1998-99 season.

The Racers got 16 points off turnovers and had 10 second-chance points in the first half on the way to building a 48-31 halftime lead. The lead swelled to 22 points after two free throws by Poole gave the Racers a 70-48 advantage with 8:25 to play.

The Racers made 57.1 percent (32 of 56) of their field goal attempts.

Kevin Murphy scored 22 points and Elijah Muhammad had 20 for the Golden Eagles (8-10, 2-5), who have lost four out of their past five games.