Men's Basketball

College basketball highlights: Dec. 5

Isaiah Canaan scored 21 points, and Murray State shot 63 percent from the field in the second half to remain undefeated with a 75-68 non-conference victory over visiting Dayton on Sunday.

Canaan got 14 of his points, including four three-pointers, in the second half, when the Racers (9-0) made 17 of 27 shots and pulled away from a 29-23 halftime lead.

Latreze Mushatt contributed 14 points off the bench for Murray State, 12 of them in the second half, and Ivan Aska scored 13 points.

Western Kentucky 60, Bowling Green 53: George Fant scored 13 points, and Kahlil McDonald made all four of his free throws in the final 1:04 as Western Kentucky held off visiting Bowling Green.

After shooting 60.9 percent (14-for-23) in the first half, when they took a 33-21 lead, the Hilltoppers (3-6) slumped to 18.2 percent (4-for-22) in the second half.

Consequently, after Western Kentucky increased its lead to 18 points, 40-22, with 16:32 remaining, the Falcons (4-3) were able to battle back, tying the game at 53 on Scott Thomas' three-pointer with 2:18 left.

It was Bowling Green's turn to go cold after that. The Falcons missed all four of their shots the rest of the way, including a missed dunk by A'uston Calhoun, while Western Kentucky made its final seven points from the free-throw line.

Morehead St. 83, Mid-Continent 57: Marsell Holden had 20 points to lead four double-figure scorers as the Eagles cruised past visiting Mid-Continent, an NAIA school.

South Carolina 58, Clemson 55: Anthony Gill hit a tiebreaking three-pionter with 1:19 left, and Bruce Ellington and Malik Cooke had clinching free throws to lift South Carolina to a victory at Clemson.

Mississippi 72, Penn State 70: Jarvis Summers scored 27 points, and Dundrecous Nelson added 14 to lead visiting Mississippi (7-1).


No. 7 Duke 92, Pittsburgh 43: Chelsea Gray had the fourth triple-double in school history with 14 points, a school-record 13 assists and 11 rebounds in the Blue Devils' rout at home.

"I'm not surprised at all — she has a variety of skill sets," Duke Coach Joanne P. McCallie said of Gray. "The fourth ever triple double, I think that's just amazing when you think about Duke women's basketball. ... The way I look at it is, (with) Chelsea's ability, she can kind of do lots of things. It's very exciting."

Tricia Liston scored 19 points, and Chloe Wells added 14 for the Blue Devils (6-1). They never trailed, placed seven players in double figures, shot 50 percent and used a pair of early runs to effectively end this one at halftime and win their 28th straight game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

No. 3 Notre Dame 76, Creighton 48: Natalie Achonwa scored a career-high 20 points to lead three Notre Dame players in double figures in the Irish's road victory. Lexington Catholic graduate Natalie Novosel had 17 points and four rebounds for Notre Dame (7-1).