CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - B.J. Jenkins scored 21 points and Murray State rallied with a late 18-0 run to defeat Eastern Illinois 66-53 Monday night.
Isaiah Canaan added 16 points and Isacc Miles had 11 for the Racers (18-6, 10-3 Ohio Valley), who have won six straight since losing to the Panthers on Jan. 20.
Zavier Sanders scored 18 points to lead Eastern Illinois (8-15, 4-9), which has dropped five in a row since its last meeting with Murray State. Jeremy Granger had 16 points.
The conference-leading Racers trailed 49-46 after Sanders' layup with 7:28 to play but then held the Panthers scoreless over the next 6:49 as they put together their decisive run.
Murray State shot only 42.2 percent compared to 56.4 percent for Eastern Illinois but hit 12 3-pointers and 16 free throws while the Panthers made three 3s and six free throws.
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