MURRAY STATE RACERS NEWS

Consider the Phoenix

Anxiety is a terrible feeling. You’re so nervous about something in the near future that time is warped. Sometimes things are going so quickly and you’re not ready for whatever’s about to happen. Sometimes you just want to get things over with, but time is moving too slowly. And the worst part? You’re past the point of having any influence over the outcome. You’ve done your part...
Via The Sports Post
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State responds with win over UTEP in NIT opener

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) -- Jarvis Williams had 25 points and 14 rebounds and Murray State beat Texas-El Paso 81-66 on Tuesday night in the first round of the NIT. Murray State (28-5), excluded from the 68-team NCAA Tournament field after losing in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship, made its eighth appearance in the NIT -- its first since 2011. T.J. Sapp added 21 points...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Buzzer-beater puts ODU in NIT semifinals

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Trey Freeman banked in a running 3-pointer at the buzzer Wednesday night to lift Old Dominion to a 72-69 victory over Murray State in the NIT quarterfinals. The win puts the Monarchs (27-7) into the semifinals at Madison Square Garden for the first time since 2006. Jeffery Moss hit a 3-pointer for the Racers with 3.5 seconds left to tie it 69. Freeman took the...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NIT: Buzzer-beater sends Old Dominion to New York

NORFOLK, Va. -- Two days after he couldn't even jog without limping because of an injured ankle, Old Dominion's Trey Freeman hit the runner of his life. The junior guard banked in a running 3-pointer at the buzzer Wednesday night to lift the Monarchs to a 72-69 victory over Murray State in the NIT quarterfinals. The win puts the Monarchs (27-7) into the semifinals at Madison Square...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State guard Cameron Payne will enter NBA draft

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Murray State sophomore guard Cameron Payne will forego his final two seasons to enter the NBA draft. The Memphis native earned honorable mention for The Associated Press All-American team after leading the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring at 20.2 points per game last season. Payne ranked 13th nationally in scoring and assists (6.0 per game). Payne was voted OVC...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State's Cameron Payne, OVC player of year, to enter NBA draft

MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State sophomore guard Cameron Payne will forego his final two seasons to enter the NBA draft. The Memphis native earned honorable mention for The Associated Press All-American team after leading the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring at 20.2 points per game last season. Payne ranked 13th nationally in scoring and assists (6.0 per game). Payne was voted OVC Player...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State guard leaving school for shot at pros

  Murray State sophomore guard Cameron Payne will forego his final two seasons to enter the NBA draft. The Memphis native earned honorable mention for The Associated Press All-American team after leading the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring at 20.2 points per game last season. Payne ranked 13th nationally in scoring and assists (6.0 per game). Payne was voted OVC Player of the Year...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Drake, Milwaukee to participate in 2015 Gulf Coast Showcase

The Gulf Coast Showcase announced its 2015 field Tuesday with Drake representing the Missouri Valley Conference and Milwaukee representing the Horizon League. Those two programs join MAC title contender Central Michigan, Murray State, Western Kentucky, Weber State, Pepperdine and Duquesne in the eight-team field. “We created the men’s event to be a premium tournament strictly for...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

PF Brion Sanchious Commits to Murray State

Florida power forward Brion Sanchious, of Northeast High School, has committed to and signed with Murray State. Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop reported the story. 2015 Northeast (FL) PF Brion Sanchious has committed to, and signed with, Murray State. — Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) May 6, 2015 Sanchious, who stands 6’9″, 219 pounds, will join and make even stronger a Racers team...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Draft: Get to know Cameron Payne

Many of you devoted readers have probably never heard of Cameron Payne, and now is the time to start knowing who he is. For the past few years, a common trend of the NBA Draft has been players from mid-major programs being selected in the first round and then doing incredibly well at the next level. In 2010, it was former Butler Bulldog Gordon Hayward, who went ninth overall to the...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa State hires Murray State's Prohm to replace Hoiberg

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State says it has hired Murray State's Steve Prohm as its new men's basketball coach. Cyclones athletic director Jamie Pollard confirmed Monday that Prohm will replace Fred Hoiberg, who left last week after five seasons to take over the Chicago Bulls. The 40-year-old Prohm was 104-29 in four years at Murray State. He led the Racers to 29 wins, including a 16-0...
Via AP on Fox
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State targeting assistants to replace Steve Prohm

Now that former head coach Steve Prohm has taken the Iowa State job, Murray State needs to find his successor. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, the university has two candidates in mind: assistant coach William Small and former assistant Matt McMahon. Murray State targeting two candidates to replace Steve Prohm: asst. William Small and fmr asst. Matt McMahon, sources told...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State names Matt McMahon new head coach

Calling the last 48-hours in the Murray State coaching world a “roller-coaster” is a bit of an understatement. Jeff Goodman of ESPN first reported Tuesday afternoon that the school plans to name Matt McMahon their new head coach. The reports come just a day after former head coach Steve Prohm announced that he was leaving to coach at Iowa State. What’s even more whirlwind is McMahon...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Murray State guard excited to be in 2K16

For any ten to fifteen-year-old kid (gender neutrality is awesome) one of the best, or worst depends on how you look at it, things to do is to spend hours creating a player in Madden to do two things: A) Resemble your real-life self in the best way possible, besides having overly defined biceps, and B) Terrorize your buddies when you put ALL his state up to 99 on everything, including...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State transfer Damarcus Croaker eligible immediately

Former Texas Longhorns guard Damarcus Croaker will be immediately eligible to play for Murray State this season after the NCAA approved his waiver. Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk reported the NCAA’s decision. Croaker played three semesters in Austin before leaving the team for Murray State last December. In limited minutes with the Longhorns, he averaged 2.4 points...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State beats Kentucky Wesleyan 52-12

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) KD Humphries threw for 385 yards and five touchdowns as Murray State beat Division II Kentucky Wesleyan 52-12 on Thursday night. Humphries connected on 25 of 34 passes for the Racers. Roman Clay rushed 17 times for 96 yards and a score while Nick Taylor ran for 72 yards and another TD. Humphries' favorite target downfield was Jeremy Harness who finished with 156...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Reslient Humphries ready to lead Murray St. into OVC play

There were times during the 2013 season when KD Humphries thought about leaving Murray State to play at another school. Two years later, there's no place the junior would rather be. One of the most promising quarterbacks in the FCS, Humphries leads the Racers (1-2) into Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference opener against visiting Tennessee Tech more confident than ever. "The biggest...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech holds off Murray State for 31-29 win

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Jared Davis threw two touchdown passes, ran in a third and Tennessee Tech held off Murray State for a 31-29 win in an Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams. Davis completed 26 of 40 passes for 264 yards and was the top rusher, with 63 yards on 15 carries, for Tennessee Tech (2-2). Jordan Smith caught both of Davis' touchdown passes, Willie Davis ran in a...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Southeast Missouri defeats Murray State 27-10

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) Dante Vandeven threw two touchdown passes, Tremane McCullough ran for a career-high 220 yards and Southeast Missouri beat Murray State 27-10 on Saturday night. Vandeven completed 16 of 25 throws for 221 yards, sending both touchdown passes to Paul McRoberts, who had 169 yards on eight receptions. McCullough had 27 carries and a touchdown and became the first...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite lengthy struggles, Austin Peay confident for rematch with Murray State

(STATS) - Winless for almost a year and mired in college football's longest road losing streak, it's understandable if Austin Peay struggles with its collective self confidence at times. However, the Governors have reason to believe things could be different Saturday at Murray State. Since the start of the 2013 season, Austin Peay (0-5, 0-2 Ohio Valley Conference) is 1-28. That lone...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State runs away from Austin Peay 34-18

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) KD Humphries and Roman Clay both ran for a pair of touchdowns - all in the first half - and Murray State ran away from Austin Peay 34-18 on Saturday. Humphries was 32 of 51 for 286 yards and Clay had 118 yards as Murray State (2-4, 1-2 Ohio Valley) ran up a 31-6 halftime lead. Pokey Harris returned the opening kickoff 61 yards to set up the Racers' first drive,...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Neal with 5 TD passes, UT Martin beats Murray State 52-45

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) Jarod Neal threw for 420 yards with five touchdown passes and UT Martin beat Murray State 52-45 on Saturday night. Trent Garland ran for 123 yards on 26 carries with a pair of touchdowns. Rod Wright caught three touchdown passes, and William Tanner had two scoring catches for the Skyhawks (4-2, 4-1 Ohio Valley) who won their fourth-straight. KD Humphries threw...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Clay's run gives Murray St. 46-43 OT win over Tennessee St.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Roman Clay ran in from 2 yards out to give Murray State a 46-43 overtime victory over Tennessee State on Saturday night. Clay scored on a 20-yard run with 5 minutes left to tie the game. After a 37-yard field goal on Tennessee State's OT possession, Nick Taylor rushed 19 yards to the Tigers 6. Three Clay runs later, the Racers had their victory after trailing...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State blows out Harris-Stowe 105-55

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Damarcus Croaker scored 21 points, Gee McGhee added 20 and Murray State beat Harris-Stowe 105-55 on Friday night in Matt McMahon's coaching debut. Murray State took a 31-10 lead midway through the first half and led the Hornets by 30 at halftime. Wayne Langston had 16 points for the Racers, who held Harris-Stowe to 29 percent shooting and forced 27 turnovers...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

E. Kentucky defeats Murray State 41-34 in double overtime

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Kentayvus Hopkins scored on a 1-yard run to start the second overtime, and Kobie Grace intercepted a pass to end it as Eastern Kentucky edged Murray State 41-34 on Saturday. The Colonels (6-4, 5-2 Ohio Valley Conference) saw a 20-7 lead disappear and had to come from behind twice before knotting the game at 34-34 when Dy'Shawn Mobley hauled in a 20-yard TD pass...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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