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Murray State still has a long way to go to achieve something that hasn’t been done since the days before Larry Bird became a Boston Celtic.
Murray State, currently 19-0, has to win 13 more games to finish the regular season undefeated. The Racers have nine more conference games, plus the Ohio Valley Tournament, as well as a BracketBuster matchup –still TBD—in late February.
Even if Murray State doesn’t pull off the legendary feat of being the first mid-major team to go undefeated in the regular season, last accomplished by Bird’s Indiana State team of 1978-79, the Racers have a good chance to end up doing something no mid-major team has yet to this millennium.
No mid or low-major team since 1998 has finished the regular season with just one loss. Princeton did it that year, and went on to a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Michigan State in the Second Round.
Perhaps more impressive, or surprising, is that no mid or low-major team has finished with just two l...
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Isaiah Canaan scored 21 points and Jewuan Long added a season-high 17 to keep No. 12 Murray State the only unbeaten team in Division I with an 82-65 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Saturday.
The Racers (20-0, 8-0 Ohio Valley Conference) got their ninth road win of the season. The nation's other unbeaten team, No. 1 Syracuse, lost at Notre Dame 67-58 earlier in the...
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Entering Vadalabene Center 90 minutes before tip-off Saturday night, Murray State players...
Producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo announced Wednesday that the new play MAGIC/BIRD will open Wednesday, April 11, at the Longacre Theatre, 200 West 48th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue in New York City. Previews will begin Wednesday, March 21. Joining actors Kevin Daniels as Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Tug Coker as Larry Bird, will be Deirdre O’Connell as Georgia...
Murray State guard Donte Poole thinks a difficult game the last time out might benefit his team when it's tested again in the future.
A visit to struggling SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday night wouldn't appear to provide that kind of challenge for the unbeaten No. 12 Racers, but they did have some trouble during last season's matchup at the Vadalabene Center.
The Southern Illinois-Edwardsville basketball team got its first taste of the big time on Saturday night.
You don’t trade away a Larry Bird. I’m sorry but that’s justludicrous. You don’t trade Larry Legend under any circumstances just like youwould never trade a Michael Jordan, a Tim Duncan or a Magic Johnson. Danny Ainge’s statement that he would have traded Larry Birdshows us why Red Auerbach was so much more successful over his career asgeneral manager of the Boston Celtics...
Who will lose first: Syracuse or Murray State? Will the "blowout rule" derail the Heels? Who's the second-best team in the Big East? Luke Winn has the answers in his Power Rankings.