Basketball Preview: Murray State - Morehead

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Murray State - Morehead State Eagles
Site (Venue): Murray, Ky. (CFSB Center)
Date/Game Time: Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022/4 p.m.
Audio: WFGS Froggy 103.7FM (PxP: Neal Bradley Analyst: Kenny Roth)
TV(Live Streaming): None(ESPN+)
Twitter In Game: @MSURacers
MUR Record (Streak): 19-2, 9-0 (Won 9)
MOR Record (Streak): 16-5, 8-0 (Won 10)
MUR Last Game: Won 80-75 at TTU (Jan. 27)
MOR Last Game: Won 74-73 OT at SEMO (Jan. 27)
All-Time Series vs. MOR: Racers lead 114-52
First Meeting: 1934 MUR won at MOR 47-22
Last Meeting: Feb. 4, 2021 MUR lost at MOR 66-56
Largest MSU Win: +52 92-40 Home 2005
Largest MOR Win: -33 111-78 Away 1969
Last Five vs MOR: MSU 3-2
Next MSU Game: Feb. 3 at Austin Peay
Next MSU Home Game: Feb. 5 vs SIUE 
Massey Ratings Prediction: Murray State 74 - Morehead 64

The Murray State Racers take on the Morehead State Eagles Saturday in a 4 p.m. tip  at the CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky. The game marks a showdown between the last unbeaten teams in the Ohio Valley Conference.

The Racers (19-2) are a win from their 32nd 20-win season in the 97 seasons of the program. They've won their last nine games since a loss to No. 1 Auburn (Dec. 22) and have won 16 of their last 17 games. At home in the CFSB Center, the Racers are 11-0 this season and have won their last 12.

The Racers' series with Morehead State began in 1934 and with this being the 168th all-time meeting, the series is the longest Murray State has. Murray State and Morehead State are two of the original-founding members of the OVC and have been a member of the league for 74 seasons. Murray State University is set to the join the Missouri Valley Conference July 1.

MSU's 24th Season At The Bank

The CFSB Center is often known as "The Bank", but it's more known for being one of the best places to watch a college basketball game. The Racers enter the game Saturday 298-49 (.858) overall and 126-17 (.881) in OVC games. In the Coach Matt McMahon era. The Racers are 84-15 (.848) at the CFSB Center. The Eagles won here in 2021 for the first time since 2003 and are 3-16 all-time. Morehead's other win at The Bank happened in 2002.

Brown & Williams - Two Greats

Tevin Brown and KJ Williams are going places in MSU's record book that few players have gone before. Brown is one of only three MSU players to score 1,000 points, grab 500 rebounds and give out 350 assists. Williams is on the verge of being the seventh Racer to score 1,000 points and grab 800 rebounds.

Brown Eyes OVC 3-Point Record

Tevin Brown has already set the new record for made 3-point baskets in MSU history (Jan. 17) at Eastern Illinois as he surpassed MSU Hall of Famer Isaiah Canaan who starred for the Racers from 2009-13 with 304. Entering Saturday's game, Brown has 317.  He needs only needs three 3-pointers to break the OVC record of 319 currently held by Austin Peay's Joe Sibbitt (1994-98).

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