CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Isaiah Canaan scored 28 points and Murray State rallied from a 6-point halftime deficit to defeat Southeast Missouri 74-66 on Saturday.
Murray State (11-3, 2-0 Ohio Valley) got 15 points from Ed Daniel and 14 points from Stacy Williams. Canaan and Williams each connected on three 3-pointers.
Daniel helped Murray State to a decisive 43-29 advantage on the boards with 17 rebounds.
Murray State converted 18 of 27 free-throw attempts, while Southeast Missouri was 8 of 12.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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