The Murray State Racers got their exhibition tour at the Bahamas going with an 89-85 win over Bahamas Select.
In the game at Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium in Nassau, saw the Racers produce a solid team effort in which nine players scored and grabbed at least two rebounds.
Tevin Brown led the way for the Racers with 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting, while Anthony Smith tossed in 16 points on a perfect 7-of-7 from the field. DaQuan Smith came off the bench to score 15 points on a pair of threes and KJ Williams tossed in 11 points. Devin Gilmore led the Racers with nine rebounds and Noah Kamba tallied six assists.
The Racers led 43-42 at halftime and held the lead heading into the fourth quarter at 63-61. However, with 3:00 remaining, they were on the short side of the score. Brown hit a pair of free throws, made a steal on the defensive end and scored a three-point play to put the Racers ahead for good 83-79 with 2:10 left. Up 85-83 with 28 seconds left, Anthony Smith grabbed a big offensive rebound for the Racers to keep possession. The Racers hit three from the line to seal the win.
MSU out-rebounded Bahamas Select 45-40 and managed to grab 14 offensive rebounds.
Game two of MSU's three-game slate in the Bahamas is tomorrow (Aug. 10) at 5 p.m. Central Time against Abaco Elite. The Racers play their final game Sunday (Aug. 11) at noon CT against the Commonwealth Giants.