No. 11 Murray St beats Eastern Illinois 73-58
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Donte Poole and Isaiah Canaan each scored 18 points, and No. 11 Murray State remained the only unbeaten team in Division I with a 73-58 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday night.
Poole also had six assists and four rebounds while Ed Daniel grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for the Racers (21-0, 9-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Murray State tied the OVC record for longest winning streak set by Western Kentucky with 21 consecutive victories in 1953-54 and 1966-67.
Racers coach Steve Prohm matched Columbia's Lou Rossini (1950-51) for the third-best start to a season by a first-year coach.
Joey Miller had 17 points and four rebounds for the Panthers (9-11, 2-6).
The last time Eastern Illinois played in the CFSB Center it beat Murray State by one point. Since that game last January, the Racers are undefeated at home.