MURRAY STATE RACERS NEWS

No. 16 Murray St. 65, No. 21 Saint Mary's (Cal) 51

Isaiah Canaan scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and senior Donte Poole added 11 as No. 16 Murray State beat No. 21 Saint Mary's 65-51 on Saturday night for its most convincing win to date over a nationally recognized opponent. The Racers (26-1) have already clinched the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title, but were still short of victories over quality opponents...
Via Fox Sports
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Canaan heats up in 2nd half for Murray St.

Isaiah Canaan scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and senior Donte Poole added 11 as No. 16 Murray State beat No. 21 Saint Mary's 65-51 on Saturday night for its most convincing win to date over a nationally recognized opponent. The Racers (26-1) have already clinched the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title, but were still short of victories over quality opponents...
Via Fox Sports
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Dickie V Dances with Murray State cheerleaders

During a commercial break the ESPN cameras caught Dickie V, in a moment of glory, dancing with the Murray State cheerleading squad. With all that energy and his unmistakable voice and vocabulary, Dick Vitale could probably make a funeral fun.
Via For The Record Sports
February 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Going dancing, take two: Murray State wins the Ohio Valley

To win the Ohio Valley Tournament Murray State had to go through Tennessee State, which was the only team which had beaten the Racers this season. The Tigers took a four-point lead on a huge dunk by M.J. Rhett with 3:49 to play, and then didn't score again. Murray State advances to their 15th NCAA Tournament, and their 2nd in the past three years.
Via Run the Floor
March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 12 Murray St. 54, Tennessee St. 52

The 12th-ranked Murray State Racers gave some breathing room for the NCAA tournament to somebody. Just barely. Jewuan Long drove the baseline for a layup with 4.4 seconds left, and Murray State rallied from seven points down in the final 5:28 to beat Tennessee State 54-52 for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship Saturday and the automatic NCAA tournament berth. Had...
Via Fox Sports
March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

March Madness 2012: Automatic Bids To NCAA Tournament

Something exciting started happening today: the first automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament were handed out. The Murray State Racers won the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, making official what we’ve known for a long time now, which is that the Racers are going dancing. UNC-Asheville also won their conference tournament, earning the Big South’s automatic bid to the dance...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
March 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray State draws a 6 seed, will face Colorado St

Murray State coach Steve Prohm was more than willing to trade a higher seed in the NCAA tournament for the opportunity to begin play in Louisville. So instead of dwelling on being given a six seed in the West region and a matchup with Colorado State, the Racers are focused on playing in their home state on Thursday. ''Who knows what goes into seedings,'' Prohm said...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Previewing Louisville: Murray State vs Colorado State, Marquette vs BYU

On to the KFC Yum! Center, and no, that's not someone's name. For only $238 million dollars Louiville got a brand new waterfront arena, and inside you can fill up on crap from Yum! Brands, like Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Murray State (6) vs Colorado State (11) How they got here: The Racers (30-1) were the talk of college hoops when they began the...
Via Run the Floor
March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray State, Colorado State see similar styles

The second part of Murray State's one-two punch could very easily be playing for Colorado State. When the sixth-seeded Racers (30-1) play the Rams (20-11) on Thursday, guard Donte Poole's present will clash with his past. Poole picked the 11th-seeded Rams out of high school before failing to qualify. He chose prep school and reopened his recruitment, leading him to Murray...
Via Fox Sports
March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

QUOTES: Murray State discuss Marquette

Racer players discuss Saturday's matchup with the Golden Eagles.
Via marquette.scout.com
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

2010 experience fuels Murray St against Marquette

One thing kept Murray State from making a Butler-like run through the NCAA tournament two years ago. Butler. The Racers got sent packing by the original, their inexperience exposed when freshman guard Isaiah Canaan's desperation pass in the closing seconds was poked away. Time expired as Canaan chased the ball into the backcourt, and the two-point loss carries a sting that...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray State falls just short in NCAAs once again

Murray State came up just short. Again. Less than eight minutes from making their first-ever trip to the NCAA regional semifinals, the Racers couldn't hold onto the lead and wound up falling to Marquette 62-53 on Saturday night. Jae Crowder scored six points for Marquette during a decisive 14-2 run, and finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds. ''I told them in the...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Marquette coach Buzz Williams had no voice left after team's win over Murray State (Video)

Marquette head basketball coach Buzz Williams apparently screamed too much while preparing his team for Saturday's NCAA tournament third round game against Murray State. The evidence showed after Marquette won the game, as Williams had no voice left for his postgame interview with CBS's Lesley Visser. It's a good thing Williams has a few days to prepare for his...
Via Holdout Sports
March 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray State, Prohm agrees to contract extension

Murray State and Steve Prohm agreed to a one-year contract extension and a pay raise on Monday after the Racers completed the most successful season in their school's history. Murray State says that Prohm's base salary will be increased from $195,000 to $270,000 and his radio and TV contracts push his total compensation to $300,000, not including incentives. Murray State...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray State, Prohm agree to extension

Murray State and Steve Prohm agreed to a one-year contract extension and a pay raise on Monday after the Racers completed the most successful season in their school's history. ''It feels great,'' Prohm said in a text message to The Associated Press. ''(I'm) ready to get back to work after the Final (Four).'' Murray State says that Prohm&...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray State's Canaan returning for senior season

Murray State point guard Isaiah Canaan says he'll return for his senior year after a breakout campaign leading the Racers to their best season in school history. Canaan had been leaning toward staying and announced he'd be back to SiriusXM radio on Thursday. Coach Steve Prohm confirmed Canaan's decision to The Associated Press. Prohm says that Canaan decided to return...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Kevin Murphy

The Ohio Valley Conference had an almost unprecedented year in terms of publicity, fueled by Murray State’s quest for a perfect regular season.  With the national spotlight on the Racers, other players in the OVC had an opportunity to show just how much talent the conference had to offer.  One of the best of that group was Tennessee Tech’s senior star, Kevin Murphy.  Murphy...
Via NBA Draft Blog
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray State football player dies

A Murray State football player has died in Elizabethtown, where he had returned after his first year. Elizabethtown police Sgt. David Neary confirmed Friday that Jeff Richard died Thursday but gave no further details. The Hardin County coroner's office didn't immediately return a call Friday. The university said Richard, a defensive end, appeared in all 11 games last year...
Via AP on Fox
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray State's Canaan learning from NBA's best

Isaiah Canaan is working to put himself and Murray State in position to have a better senior year than his memorable run last season The Racers point guard decided to return to school rather than pursue a professional career after leading Murray State to a top 10 ranking, a program-best 30-1 record and to the school's 15th NCAA tournament appearance before they lost 62-53 in...
Via AP on Fox
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray State guard accused of hitting 2 with car

Murray State point guard Zaveral ''Zay'' Jackson is accused of hitting two people with his car in a Walmart parking lot. The 20-year-old sophomore was charged with two counts of first-degree assault and was being held Sunday night the Calloway County jail. Police arrested Jackson around 4 p.m. following an altercation in a Wal-Mart parking lot where he hit two people...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray State Guard Accused Of Running Into People- In A Bad Way

((HT: WPSDLocal6/Paducah, KY)) Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson appeared in court to answer to charges of assault from Sunday. Allegedly, Jackson was in a Wal-Mart where Jackson allegedly assaulted two people with his car. The victims suffered minor injuries. The judge reduced each of Jackson's two counts of 1st degree assault to 2nd degree assault, and his...
Via Online Sports Guys
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Jackson suspended after car incident

Murray State point guard Zaveral ''Zay'' Jackson was suspended by the team on Monday after being accused of hitting two people with his car in a Walmart parking lot in southwestern Kentucky. Police say the 20-year-old sophomore was charged with two counts of first-degree assault and spent Sunday night at the Calloway County jail. Police arrested Jackson following...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray St. 28, Missouri St. 23

Casey Brockman connected with Jaamal Berry on a 15-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter, and Murray State held on from there to defeat Missouri State 28-23 Saturday night. The Racers (1-2) led 14-7 at halftime, but Missouri State came back with a pair of TDs in the third quarter. Ashton Glaser threw for one score and ran for another to put the Bears (0-3) ahead entering...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray State Lands Commitment From Cameron Payne

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Via RealGM
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

E. Illinois 50, Murray St. 49, OT

Eastern Illinois coach Dino Babers had seen enough, calling for a two-point conversion play in the first overtime Saturday night which gave his Panthers a thrilling 50-49 overtime victory over visiting Murray State. Having been on the receiving end all night long, Eastern Illinois (2-2) receiver Erik Lora had his number called in the huddle once again, but this time to throw, not...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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