Posted December 16, 2011 on AP on Fox
The CFSB Center had a nationally ranked team in the building for the first time. It just so happened to be the home team. Ed Daniel and Ivan Aska both scored 16 points and No. 24 Murray State won its first game as a ranked team in 13 years, an 89-65 victory over Lipscomb on Thursday night. ''We're really not too much hyped about being ranked,'' Daniel said. ''We like being ranked but we're not trying to focus on that the whole time. We're still going to be the same team that plays hard and goes hard and play everybody like they're ranked No. 1.'' The Racers (10-0) have Steve Prohm off to the best start for a rookie coach in Murray State history. Isaiah Canaan added 13 points for the Racers, who won their 14th straight non-conference game, a streak dating to February 2009. ''Coach Prohm has a great personality and he cares about our team more than anything,'' Canaan said, ''and the same way he cares about us...
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