Murray St. 88 at Lipscomb 79

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Canaan’s 32 lead Murray State past Lipscomb 88-79
Monday, Nov 26, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Isaiah Canaan scored 32 points, 19 in the second half, as Murray State fought off a tough challenge by Lipscomb for an 88-79 nonconference victory Monday night.

Canaan, who scored 30 in his previous game, made 10 of 17 shots, including 6 of 11 on 3-pointers.

Ed Daniel added 18 points and 18 rebounds to get his fourth straight double-double for the Racers (5-1), and Stacy Wilson added 23 points and six assists.

The Bisons (2-3) led 40-39 at halftime and 46-41 with 17:59 left in the second half. Murray State pulled ahead 47-46 with 15:55 left after a layup and 3-pointer by Canaan and never trailed again.

Lipscomb cut a 12-point deficit to four, 80-76, on Carter Sanderson’s 3-pointer with 1:54 left, but the Racers used free throws to rebuild their lead to 10.

Malcolm Smith led Lipscomb with 22 points, Deonte Alexander had 18 and Martin Smith 17.

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 Murray St.
Isaiah Canaan Isaiah Canaan
10-17,  32 Pts
6 Rebs, 4 Assists
Malcolm Smith Malcolm Smith
7-14,  20 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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