Isaiah Canaan scored a game-high 23 points while shooting 5-for-8 from three-point range to lead No. 16 Murray State past No. 21 Saint Mary's, 65-51, at CFSB Center.
Donte Poole added 11 points and six rebounds for Murray State (26-1), which was playing its first game as a ranked team against a ranked opponent.
Ivan Aska and Ed Daniel netted eight points apiece in the Racers' third straight win after their lone loss of the season. The Racers have already clinched the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title, but needed a few more quality wins since beating Memphis in early December.
Matthew Dellavedova was the lone member of Saint Mary's (23-5) to reach double digits with 17 points as the Gaels dropped their third contest in four tries. Dellavedova also had six assists, giving him 512 for his career and making him the all-time leader for Saint Mary's.
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