The No. 10 Murray St. Racers fell behind 39-33 in the first half before rallying for an 81-73 win over Southeast Missouri State to remain undefeated on the 2011 season.
Junior guard Isaiah Canaan led all scorers with 32 points on eight of 17 shooting, six for 11 beyond the arc, and 10-of-12 from the free throw line. Canaan also added five rebounds and three assists in playing 37 minutes for the Racers. Fellow guards Jewuan Long and Donte Poole added 13 and 11 points, respectively, with Poole atoning for a cool night from the floor (one of eight) by hitting eight of 10 free throw attempts.
Murray State is now 22-0 on the season and 10-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Racers have now set the OVC record with 22 straight wins and will go for No. 23 in a Saturday night game against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks.
With tonight's loss, Southeast Missouri State dropped to 12-10 overall and 7-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Redhawks got 17 points and eight rebounds from guard Marcus Brister and 15 points off the bench from guard Corey Wilford. The Redhawks host the Tennessee State Tigers at the Show Me Center on Saturday night.