Winning pushes riders higher in national leaderboards

The Murray State Racers are having a big 2021-22 season with an 18-2 record after a Monday night home win over the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles.

When the Associated Press Men’s Basketball Top 25 poll was released, the Racers received 10 votes and were 34and nationally.

Also, on Monday, the Racers were No. 33 in the NCAA net rankings, No. 48 in the Ken Pomeroy rankings and No. 5 in the CollegeInsider.com poll.

Playing a competitive schedule, the Racers tangled with No. 1 Auburn (December 22) and battled to a 71-58 loss and earned quality wins this season against Belmont, Chattanooga, James Madison, Memphis and Middle Tennessee .

If Murray State can enter the AP Top 25, it will be its first since March 2015, when the team posted an Ohio Valley Conference-record 25-game winning streak, led by MSU Hall of Famer and current member of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.

The next challenge for the Racers is a road game Thursday at TTU at 6 p.m. at the Eblen Center in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Racer Basketball Legacy Fund

The new fundraising initiative invites Racer supporters to make a lasting impact on Murray State’s men’s and women’s basketball programs. Those interested in learning more about how you can support the Racer Basketball Legacy Fund initiative can contact the Director of Development-Athletics, Taylor Mudd at (270) 809-3517 or tmudd3@murraystate.edu for more information.

The Harlem Globetrotters arrive at the CFSB Center – February 2

Global sensation Harlem Globetrotters announced his return to Murray State University for the eighth time on February 2, 2022 from 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Customers can also go to the CFSB Center box office, located at 1401 State Route 121 North, Murray, Ky 42071 (lower entrance A). For more information, please contact the CFSB Center hotline at 270-809-3000.

Riders selected for two home games on ESPNU

Murray State Men’s Basketball is hosting a pair of televised home games on ESPNU as announced by the Ohio Valley Conference for the 2021-22 season. The Racers will appear on ESPNU (February 17) when they host Austin Peay Governors at the CFSB Center in a 6 p.m. tip. Game 2 is at home (February 24) against the Belmont Bruins at 8 p.m. The Racers’ two televised games are on Thursday night. The OVC schedule includes a total of nine televised men’s basketball games (six regular season competitions and three OVC tournament games) that will air on one of the ESPN networks during the 2021-22 season. That includes three nights of coverage at the OVC Tournament (March 4-5) at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.

About Murray State Athletics
Located in Murray, Kentucky, the Murray State University Department of Athletics is a member of NCAA Division I and plays in the championship football subdivision. The Racers have 15 programs including men’s teams for baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer and golf and women’s teams for basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis , track and field and volleyball, as well as a mixed team of riflemen. . Currently a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, the Racers will join the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2022.

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