Murray State beats Austin Peay 75-68 in overtime


MURRAY, Ky. (AP) -- Isaiah Canaan scored 19 points, grabbed eight rebounds and three steals to lead Murray State to a 75-68 overtime win against Austin Peay on Saturday.

Latreze Mushatt finished with 14 points in the Racers (16-5, 7-2 Ohio Valley Conference), who played their first overtime game of the season. Ed Daniel scored 13 points and had eight rebounds and Stacy Wilson added 12 points.

Canaan opened overtime with a three-point play and later knocked down a 3-pointer with 2:28 remaining to give the Racers a five-point advantage. His 3-point shot from the right wing extended his school-record to 30 straight games of made shots from beyond the arc.

"You're not surprised by (Canaan's comeback in the second half) are you? I'm not either," Austin Peay coach Dave Loos said with a smile. "He had two at the half, but we talked about that. He's going to be a good competitor and come out. But overall, I thought we did a good job on him."

Preston Herring tied the score for Austin Peay at 19-all with a dunk in the first half, and Anthony Campbell followed with a 3-pointer to give the Governors a three-point advantage.

"From our end it was a good effort," Loos said. "Part of our players have been through a bunch for them to come out and play as hard as they did was pretty good on their part. We didn't do enough to finish but I was pleased with our effort."

Daniel, who leads the conference with 11 rebounds a game, tied the game at 26-all on a dunk with less than two minutes left before halftime. Free throws by Mushatt gave the Racers the lead.

Canaan made a free throw then Wilson scored on a floater shot to give Murray State a 58-57 lead with 3:50 left in the game. The Governors pulled ahead by five points after going on a 6-0 run, capped by Jerome Clyburn's 3-pointer with 1:55 to play.

"Shots are either going to fall or not going to fall, you can't really do anything about it, you've still got to shoot," Canaan said. "We've just got to do a better job of getting to the goal in the first half and do a better job of getting inside and once we start doing that and getting to the free throw line you start getting that rhythm and seeing the ball go through. And, luckily, some of the shots that I needed to fall, in the end they fell."

But Murray State scored the next five points, holding Austin Peay scoreless for the rest of regulation to send the game into overtime.

"I was most proud of our guys," Murray State coach Steve Prohm said. "We've been struggling to make shots lately and, I mean, you can tell. Look at the stat sheets -- three games we're 9-for-56 at the three and that's not a good percentage but we've just got to continue to hang in there and put pressure on the basket and get the ball inside and then good things will eventually happen for us."

Anthony Campbell scored 16 points and had six turnovers for Austin Peay (5-18, 1-8), which has lost six straight games and 14 of its last 15 contests. Chris Horton had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Travis Betran scored 15 points and had six assists.