NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Isaiah Canaan scored 32 points, 19 in the second half, as Murray State fought off a tough challenge by Lipscomb for an 88-79 nonconference victory Monday night.
Canaan, who scored 30 in his previous game, made 10 of 17 shots, including 6 of 11 on 3-pointers.
The Bisons (2-3) led 40-39 at halftime and 46-41 with 17:59 left in the second half. Murray State pulled ahead 47-46 with 15:55 left after a layup and 3-pointer by Canaan and never trailed again.
Lipscomb cut a 12-point deficit to four, 80-76, on Carter Sanderson's 3-pointer with 1:54 left, but the Racers used free throws to rebuild their lead to 10.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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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