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Murray State last team to lose

Tennessee State players celebrate after surviving an eventful final 11 seconds for a 72-68 win at No. 9 Murray State.

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Tennessee State players celebrate after surviving an eventful final 11 seconds for a 72-68 win at No. 9 Murray State.

MURRAY, Ky. — Robert Covington had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead Tennessee State to a 72-68 victory over No. 9 Murray State on Thursday night, handing the Racers their first loss of the season.

Isaiah Canaan had 31 points and six rebounds for Murray State (23-1, 11-1 Ohio Valley Conference), which was the last unbeaten team in Division I.

"I'll probably remember this for the rest of my life," Tennessee State's Wil Peters said.

Covington hit a 3-pointer with four minutes left that gave Tennessee State a 65-62 lead.

The Tigers (16-10, 9-4) led 69-68 when a turnover gave Murray State the ball with 11.2 seconds to play. Tennessee State stole the inbound pass, but Covington missed both free throws.

Canaan turned the ball over, and Kenny Moore made two free throws. Murray State again turned the ball over on a long inbound pass, and Jordan Cyphers made one free throw.

"I've got to do a better job in some areas to make sure we're doing a better job executing at times," Racers coach Steve Prohm said. "But, I'm proud. We had an amazing run, 23 wins in a row. Now we've got to be totally locked in on winning a conference championship."

no. 20 miss. st. 70, ole miss 60: Arnett Moultrie scored 18 and Dee Bost had a career-high 13 assists for the host Bulldogs (19-5, 6-3 SEC).

no. 21 wis. 68, minn. 61, ot: Jordan Taylor scored 27 and the visiting Badgers (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten) won after giving up a late 13-point lead. Wisconsin went scoreless over the last 7:44 of the second half, but in OT rode defense and 15 of 17 free-throw shooting. Minnesota missed two shots at the end of regulation.

no. 23 indiana 84, ill. 71: Cody Zeller scored 22 for the host Hoosiers (19-6, 7-6 Big Ten), who have won three of four. Indiana made 35 of 42 free throws. Illinois made 12 of 15 from the line and three Illini players fouled out.

Miami 65, Virginia Tech 49: Leading by eight, the host Hurricanes (15-7, 6-3 ACC) opened the second half with a 10-4 run and won their fifth straight.

fau 72, denver 71: Shavar Richardson made two free throws with one second left for the host Owls (10-14, 6-5 Sun Belt).

north texas 68, fiu 61: Trailing by one with 8:08 left, the Panthers (7-16, 4-7 Sun Belt) gave up an 11-0 run in their seventh straight home loss.

no. 5 north carolina: Junior Dexter Strickland, who started the first 19 games, had right knee surgery and is out for the season. He was the team's top perimeter defender and No. 2 ballhandler

no. 12 georgetown: Assistant coach Kenya Hunter was released from the hospital after undergoing tests. He passed out after Tuesday's practice.

valiente honored: St. Petersburg College sophomore guard Antonio Valiente was named junior college player of the week. In two games, he averaged 26 points, four rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals.

Villanova hurting for usf: With USF next for the Wildcats, on Wednesday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, leading scorer Maalik Wayns is day to day with a sprained left knee.

acc record ends: N.C. State forward Scott Wood made 2 of 5 free throws in a 61-52 win at Georgia Tech, ending his ACC record at 66 in a row.


UF 70, auburn 56: Lanita Bartley led the host Gators in scoring for the second straight game with 17, and Florida (16-8, 6-5 SEC) won its third straight.

wake forest 65, fsu 55: The visiting Seminoles (13-12, 5-6 ACC) tied it with 4:18 left, but never took the lead in the second half. Natasha Howard had 13 points and 10 rebounds for FSU.

No. 4 Stanford 69, USC 52: Chiney Ogwumike had 21 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high six blocks and the Cardinal (21-1, 12-0 Pac-12) extended its school-record home winning streak to 75.

no. 5 duke 71, bc 62: Chelsea Gray scored 10 of the Blue Devils' last 12 and finished with 19 for visiting Duke (20-3, 11-0 ACC).

no. 8 maryland 91, clemson 61: Lynetta Kizer scored 18, one of six players in double figures for the visiting Terrapins (21-3, 8-3 ACC). Maryland kept within sight of ACC leaders Duke (11-0) and Miami (10-0), with home games against the Hurricanes on Sunday and the Blue Devils on Feb. 19.

Detroit 70, No. 9 Green Bay 58: The host Phoenix (20-1, 10-1 Horizon) had a 40-game regular season winning streak end, leaving Baylor as the only unbeaten Division I team.

Illinois 66, No. 10 Ohio St. 65: Alexis Moore's layup with two seconds left sent the visiting Buckeyes (21-3, 8-3 Big Ten) to a second loss in three games.

Vandy 93, No. 11 Tennessee 79: Tiffany Clarke had 23 points and the host Commodores scored their most ever against the Vols (17-7, 8-3 SEC). Coach Melanie Balcomb improved to 2-21 against Tennessee.

No. 12 Delaware 76, ODU 63: Elena Delle Donne had 27 points and 15 rebounds and the Blue Hens (21-1, 12-0 Colonial) won their 11th straight.

Mich. 63, No. 13 Nebraska 52: The host Cornhuskers (19-4, 8-3 Big Ten) trailed 32-12 at halftime and went without a field goal for more than 14 minutes.

No. 18 Penn St. 69, Wis. 54: Maggie Lucas scored 16 for the host Lions (19-5, 9-3 Big Ten).

BYU 70, No. 19 Gonzaga 40: The host Cougars scored 20 straight in the second half to rout the Bulldogs (21-4, 10-2 West Coast), whose leading scorer, Kayla Standish, missed her first 10 shots and scored 12.

ARKANSAS 68, No. 24 S.C. 47: The visiting Gamecocks (18-6, 7-4 SEC) committed 23 turnovers and shot 35 percent in the loss.

Murray State last team to lose 02/09/12 [Last modified: Friday, February 10, 2012 12:15am]
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