MURRAY STATE RACERS NEWS

Tigers Can't Keep Up With The Racers

A slow start, fueled by poor shooting and turnovers, led to Auburn's first basketball loss as the Tigers fell 79-59 to Murray State.
Via auburn.scout.com
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

E. Kentucky 55, Murray St. 24

Matt Denham rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns and also caught a scoring pass as Eastern Kentucky pulled away from Murray State 55-24 Saturday to conclude the Colonels' regular season. Trailing 24-20, Eastern Kentucky (8-3, 6-2 Ohio Valley Conference) scored 35 unanswered points. The Colonels rolled up 372 yards on the ground to finish with 666 yards total offense, both...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray St. 88, Brescia 43

Stacy Wilson scored 21 points as Murray State defeated Brescia 88-43 Friday night to win its 23rd consecutive home opener. Ed Daniel added 15 points and nine rebounds for the reigning Ohio Valley Conference champions. The Racers got on the board early with a dunk by Brandon Garrett 14 seconds into the game. A missed layup from Ed Daniel resulted in a rebound dunk from Garrett...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray State’s Prohm leads group of second year coaches to watch

Coaches will tell you that many times a player makes the most improvement between his freshman and sophomore seasons.  In most cases, even the most talented players must get stronger physically, learn the speed of the game at this level, and develop strong work habits.  As sophomores, they have worked on these parts of their games, and they know their coaches’ systems much better...
Via College Chalktalk
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray St. 49, Tennessee St. 28

Jaamal Berry rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns and Murray State closed the game with a 29-0 run to stun Tennessee State 49-28 Saturday in an Ohio Valley Conference upset. The Racers (4-5, 3-3) trailed 28-20 late in the third quarter but scored on three consecutive possessions over the next 5:44. Tennessee State (8-2, 4-2) was shut out in the fourth quarter while Murray State...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

College Basketball Countdown: Murray State Racers- #38

College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting before you know it, and practices are just right around the corner. Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2012-13 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 75 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 25 mid majors in my top 100 countdown...
Via roundballchat.com
October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray St. suspends Jackson for season

Murray State has suspended sophomore guard Zay Jackson for the 2012-13 season. Jackson had been suspended indefinitely last month after his arrest after striking two people with his car in a Wal-Mart parking lot following an altercation. He pleaded guilty on Oct. 12 to wanton endangerment and was to be sentenced Monday. However, the case was delayed when the judge recused himself...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

UT-Martin 66, Murray St. 59

Derek Carr threw for 560 yards and seven touchdowns, completing 42 of 46 passes, as Tennessee-Martin outlasted Murray State 66-59 in a spectacular offensive show Saturday. The Skyhawks (5-2, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference) never trailed after taking a 7-0 lead on Thad Williams' 42-yard return of a Casey Brockman pass on the opening series. Brockman and the Racers (3-4, 2-2) pressed...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray St. 52, Austin Peay 14

Casey Brockman completed 38 of 43 passes for 455 yards and five touchdowns to lead Murray State to a 52-14 victory against Austin Peay on Saturday night. Walter Powell caught nine passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns - including one for 71 yards - for Murray State (3-3, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference). Dontel Watkins also caught two TD passes for the Racers. Backup KD Humphries was...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray St. 70, Tennessee Tech 35

Backed by a sterling performance from quarterback Casey Brockman, Murray State rolled to a 70-35 victory over Tennessee Tech Saturday night in Ohio Valley Conference action. Brockman paced the Racers (2-3, 1-1) to a 49-21 halftime lead, tossing touchdowns to Walter Powell and Dontel Watkins and navigating the team on five scoring drives of 48 yards or longer. The senior tallied...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Flashback: BYU Overwhelms The Inferior Murray State Racers

On this date 14 years ago, the Brigham Young Cougars were in need of a confidence boost. They got it by playing Murray State.It was the first time BYU ever played a Division I-AA school.The talented Cougar defense held Murray State scoreless for the first half, thanks to a Jason Walker interception in the end zone during the first quarter.The Cougar offense struggled to put points...
Via Blue Cougar Football
September 26, 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

Murray State Lands Commitment From Cameron Payne

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Via RealGM
September 18, 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 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 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'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 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

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'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

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, 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

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 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
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