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Murray St ate races past Evansville 82-70

Murray St ate races past Evansville 82-70

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Isaiah Canaan and Ed Daniel each scored 21 points as Murray State extended its school-record road winning streak to 15 games with an 82-70 victory over Evansville on Saturday.

Canaan had 10 points during a 19-4 run to open the second half, including a 3-pointer with 12:07 remaining that helped the Racers (7-1) rally for a 55-43 lead.

Daniel also had 15 rebounds for Murray State, which won its fourth straight. Stacy Wilson added 18 points and Brandon Garrett had 16.

Evansville (5-4) got 16 points from Ned Cox, 15 from DJ Balentine and 13 from Colt Ryan. Troy Taylor added 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Purple Aces.

Murray State shot 54 percent from the field and outrebounded Evansville 41-30. The Racers haven't lost on the road since March 15, 2011 at Missouri State in the NIT.

VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Javonte Perkins had 25 points as Saint Louis topped VCU 80-62 on Friday night.

Hasahn French had 18 points for Saint Louis (19-8, 8-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Terrence Hargrove Jr. added 11 points. Jordan Goodwin had 10 points.

Marcus Santos-Silva had 11 points for the Rams (17-10, 7-7), who have now lost four consecutive games. De'Riante Jenkins added 10 points.

Saint Louis plays Saint Joseph's at home on Wednesday. VCU faces UMass on the road on Wednesday.

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Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson spoke with reporters after the team's victory over the Wizards Friday night, praising Bradley Beal, who was snubbed from All-Star consideration this season despite averaging nearly 30 points-per-game.

The Cavaliers held the Wizards to just 21 points in the fourth quarter, and Thompson said their main focus was neutralizing Beal.

"The Wizards are really good offensively when they are making their runs," Thompson said postgame. "Bradley Beal is an All-Star in our league. One of the top-three two-guards in our league right now, so we were just trying to make it tough for him."

Beal finished the night with 26 points, but struggled from the floor. Beal shot 9-for-28 from the floor and the Cavaliers' stingy defense was clearly a factor.

Beal and the Wizards will have a chance to get back on track on Sunday night at Capital One Arena when they host the Chicago Bulls for the final time this season.

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