No. 11 Murray St beats Eastern Illinois 73-58

January 28, 2012 - 11:35 PM
Eastern Illinois Murray State

Murray State head coach Steve Prohm watches the action from the sidelines in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in Murray, Ky. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)

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.