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Murray State beats Eastern Kentucky 88-74

Feb 28, 2010 - 2:35 AM RICHMOND, Ky.(AP) -- B.J. Jenkins and Isaiah Canaan scored 22 points apiece to lead Murray State to an 88-74 win over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night.

The Racers (27-4, 17-1 Ohio Valley Conference) shot 61.7 percent from the field (29-for-47), including 64.7 percent from 3-point range (11-for-17). Murray State swept the season series against Eastern Kentucky, having beaten them 62-60 on Dec. 3.

Murray State led 37-26 at halftime, and an 11-4 run gave the Racers a 48-30 advantage with 16:01 to play for their largest lead of the game.

Ivan Aska chipped in with 15 points and seven rebounds for the Racers.

Justin Stommes scored 15 points to lead the Colonels (20-11, 11-7), while Joshua Jones and Josh Daniel scored 12 each.

Murray State outrebounded the Colonels 40-23 and outscored Eastern Kentucky 36-14 in the paint.