MURRAY STATE RACERS NEWS

Murray State to host six, face Louisville

Via FOX Sports
March 28, 2017

Murray State beats Morehead State 75-69 in OVC quarterfinal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jonathan Stark hit seven of his team's 12 3-pointers and scored 37 points, and seventh-seeded Murray State rallied to beat third-seeded Morehead State 75-69 in Thursday night's Ohio Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinal. The Racers (16-16) advance to face No. 2 seed UT Martin (20-11) in Friday's semifinal. After six lead changes and four ties, Stark...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Murray State’s Damarcus Croaker threw down a soul-crushing poster dunk over a helpless defender

Things are going quite, quite poorly these days for the SIU-Edwardsville men’s basketball team. The Cougars dropped their 20th straight game to D-I teams with a 84-73 loss to Murray State on Thursday night. And the loss featured a moment that may haunt SIU-Edwardsville senior Devin Thornton for the rest of his life. Watch Murray State guard Damarcus Croaker put Thornton on a poster...
Via The Comeback
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Morehead State tops rival Murray State 101-100 in OT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) DeJuan Marrero scored 21 points and Miguel Dicent had 19, including the winning layup with 4.5 seconds to play, and Morehead State defeated rival Murray State 101-100 on Wednesday night. Murray State scored seven-straight points and took a 100-99 lead on Bryce Jones' two free throws with 29 seconds remaining. After Dicent's basket, Jones missed a long 3-pointer...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Egekeze, Bradds power Belmont past Murray State 81-69

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Amanze Egekeze scored 24 points and Evan Bradds 23 as Belmont turned back Murray State 81-69 in a clash of divisional leaders from the Ohio Valley Conference on Thursday night. Belmont (17-4), which leads the OVC East at 11-0, now has an NCAA-best nine straight wins on the road. Murray State (12-12) wound up in a three-way tie in the OVC West at 6-4 with UT Martin...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Miller Jr. finishes with 28, Stark adds 23 in Murray St win

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) Terrell Miller Jr. hit six 3-pointers for 28 points, added 10 rebounds, and Murray State won its first road game of the season 76-63 against Jacksonville State on Thursday night. The win also gives the Racers a three-game win streak, their longest of the year. Jonathan Stark added five triples and 23 points for Murray State (8-8, 2-0 Ohio Valley), who...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Stark, Croaker lead Murray St. to 92-83 win over Tenn. St.

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Jonathan Stark and Damarcus Croaker combined for 51 points as Murray State broke open a close game in the final minute to get past Tennessee State 92-83 on Saturday. Tennessee State's Jordan Reed slammed home a dunk to tie the game at 83 with 55 seconds left. That was the last points for the Tigers. Bryce Jones, who finished with 21 points, made three free throws...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Murray State defeats NAIA Brescia 99-83, 5 in double figures

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Jonathan Stark scored 18 points on 6-for-9 shooting and Terrell Miller Jr. added 16 points as Murray State defeated the NAIA's Brescia 99-83 on Thursday night. The Racers (6-8) made 31 of 64 field goals and scored 31 points from the foul line as they prepare for Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference opener against Tennessee State. Jerami Grace, 13 points, and Jalen...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Jones, Taylor lead Murray St past NAIA Bethel, 103-65

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Bryce Jones had a season-high 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals, freshman Jachai Taylor added a career-high 19 points and Murray State beat NAIA Bethel 103-65 on Monday night. Jones made 5 of 6 from the field, including all three of his 3-point shots, and 7-of-7 free throws. Jonathan Stark added 16 points and five assists, Gilbert Thomas Jr...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Denny's trey lifts Bowling Green past Murray State, 78-77

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) Zach Denny hit a 3-pointer with 53 seconds left to give Bowling Green the lead and both teams missed shots in the closing seconds as the Falcons held off Murray State 78-77 for their first win of the season Monday night. Bryce Jones knocked down a 3-pointer with 1:13 left to give Murray State a 77-75 lead. Coming out of a Bowling Green timeout, Denny took...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Boyd scores 21, UMKC downs Murray State 85-74

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) LaVell Boyd scored 21 points and had four assists, Martez Harrison scored 16 points with four assists and UMKC pulled away late to beat Murray State 85-74 in a Bill Frack Challenge game. Trailing 36-34 at halftime, Johnathan Stark put Murray State up 48-47 with a jumper, but Boyd's 3-pointer put UMKC back in charge until Stark's free throw pulled the Racers...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Murray State overtakes Green Bay in 93-77 win

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) Jonathan Stark scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers, and dished out seven assists to lead Murray State past Green Bay for a 93-77 win Saturday night. Gilbert Thomas Jr. and Jerami Grace added 12 points apiece for Murray State (2-1), Jachai Taylor had 11 points and Damarcus Croaker 10. The Racers shot 52 percent from the floor but were outrebounded...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee holds off Murray State 87-81

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Jacorey Williams had 22 points and Middle Tennessee held off Murray State for an 87-81 win on Tuesday night. Giddy Potts, who made two late free throws to seal the win, finished with 16 points and Reggie Upshaw added 15 and grabbed eight rebounds. Xavier Habersham chipped in 12 points for Middle Tennessee (2-0). The Blue Raiders took control under the...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Stark shines in debut, helps Murray St top Illinois St 73-70

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Jonathan Stark made a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left, lifting Murray State to a 73-70 win over Illinois State in the season opener for both teams on Friday night. Paris Lee's layup for the Redbirds tied it at 70-all with seven seconds left. Stark brought the ball up the court and pulled up off the dribble, shooting over Tony Wills' outstretched left hand at the...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Humphries rallied Murray State past Eastern Kentucky, 41-28

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) KD Humphries threw for 338 yards and three third-quarter touchdowns as Murray State raced past Eastern Kentucky in the second half to post a 41-28 victory. Freshman James Smith Jr. scrambled 33 yards for a touchdown and Nigel Bethel added a two-point conversion to get the Colonels off to a fast start and Ethan Thomas added a six-yard scoring run and Lucas Williams...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Murray State rallies to upend Eastern Illinois 40-38

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Connor Mitchell kicked six field goals as Murray State rallied to upend Eastern Illinois 40-38 on Saturday. KD Humphries threw for 299 yards and a score for the Racers (2-5, 2-2 Ohio Valley Conference). Mareio McGraw ran for 139 yards and a score and Jesse Blackburn had 147 yards and a score receiving. Trailing 21-3 at the end of the first quarter, the Racers...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois beats Murray State 50-17 behind Straughan

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Josh Straughan threw four touchdown passes, D.J. Davis returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a score and Southern Illinois ran away from Murray State 50-17 on Saturday. Straughan had 289 yards passing, with scoring strikes of 4 yards to Davis, 17 yards to Jimmy Jones, 25 yards to Jacob Varble and 29 to Billy Reed. The Salukis (2-1) outgained the Racers...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Murray State to play at Georgia in 2018

(STATS) - Murray State has scheduled a game at the University of Georgia in the 2018 season. Dawgnation reported the matchup on Thursday and said Murray State will be paid $500,000 for playing in Athens. Murray State, from the Ohio Valley Conference, finished 3-8 in coach Mitch Stewart's first season last year.
Via FOX Sports
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Murray State adding wide receiver from Delaware State

(STATS) - Murray State's football program is adding Delaware State wide receiver Malik Golson to its recruiting class as a graduate transfer, Racers coach Mitch Stewart announced Thursday. Golson will be able to play immediately after he receives his undergraduate degree from Delaware State this spring. In three seasons at Delaware State, the 5-foot-9, 180-pound Golson caught...
Via FOX Sports
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Murray State seeks improvement under Stewart

(STATS) - Armed with one of the top quarterbacks in the FCS, Murray State will try to improve on coach Mitch Stewart's first season in its 11-game 2016 schedule which was announced Wednesday. The Racers went 3-8 overall and 2-6 in the Ohio Valley Conference in Stewart's initial campaign. But their returnees include quarterback KD Humphries, who led the FCS in completions (330)...
Via FOX Sports
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Murray State beats Eastern Illinois 78-62 in OVC tourney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Bryce Jones had 14 points, eight rebounds and nine assists on Wednesday night and sixth-seeded Murray State beat No. 7 seed Eastern Illinois 78-62 in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Wayne Langston scored 22 on 10-of-14 shooting for the Racers (17-13), who advanced to face No. 3 seed Morehead State (18-11) in the quarterfinals on...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Moss with 33 points, Murray State over UT Martin 79-55

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Jeffery Moss scored a career-high 33 points as Murray State rolled to a 79-55 win over UT Martin on Saturday night in the regular season finale for both teams. Moss was 11 of 16 from the field including eight 3-pointers. Wayne Langston added 18 points with five rebounds for the Racers (16-13, 10-6 Ohio Valley Conference) who finish the regular season in a first...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Anderson scores 22, Eastern Illinois beats Murray St. 85-74

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Trae Anderson scored 22 on 10-of-16 shooting, and Demetrius McReynolds added 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Eastern Illinois past Murray State 85-74 Thursday night. Casey Teson scored 13, while Cornell Johnston had 11 points and nine assists for Eastern Illinois. Patrick Muldoon scored 11 on 5-of-5 shooting. A pair of free throws by Bryce Jones pulled...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Former NFL DE hilariously pulls curtain back on absurdity of Scouting Combine

Austen Lane played in the NFL from 2010-14. The defensive end out of Murray State was drafted by Jacksonville and totaled 66 tackles and three sacks in three seasons as a Jaguar.It seems Lane vividly remembers what he went through at the NFL Combine before getting drafted.It's not all about 40 times and how high you can jump at the Combine. It's all about scouts asking college kids...
Via FOX Sports
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Murray State pulls away in 76-60 win over Austin Peay

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jeffery Moss sank five 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead Murray State past Austin Peay for a 76-60 win Saturday night. Damarcus Croaker added 14 points while hauling in 12 rebounds, Bryce Jones had 12 points and Gee McGhee 11 for Murray State (15-12, 9-5 Ohio Valley), which remains tied with UT Martin atop the conference's West Division. Knotted...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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