Basketball Preview: Murray State at Bellarmine



Date (Time): Sat., Dec. 10, 2022 (3 p.m. CT)
Opponent: Bellarmine Knights
Site (Venue): Louisville, Ky. (Freedom Hall)
Audio: Froggy 103.7 FM (PxP: Neal Bradley, Analyst: Kenny Roth)
TV: ESPN+: (PxP: Jack Kizer Analyst: Nick Holmes)
Live Stats:
Twitter In Game: @RacersHoops
MUR Record (Streak): 5-3, 2-0 (W2)
BU Record (Streak): 4-6, 0-0 (W2)
MUR Last Game: W 77-70 OT at Valparaiso
BU Last Game: W 86-45 H Wabash
All-Time Series vs. BU (Streak): MUR leads 1-0
All-Time Series at BU (Streak): 1st meeting
First Meeting: 2021 H MSU won 78-59
Last Meeting: Same
Largest MSU Win: Same
Largest MSU Loss: None
Next MSU Game: Dec. 13 H vs Chicago State
Next MSU Road Game: Dec. 21 at Middle Tenn.
Massey Ratings Prediction: Murray State 70 - Bellarmine 67

Murray State Racers    5-3 (2-0) MVC)
Head Coach: Steve Prohm
Alma mater: Alabama (1997)
at MUR: 5th season (109-32)
Career: 206-127 (11th)
Missouri Valley: 2-0

Bellarmine Knights    4-6 (0-0 ASUN)
Head Coach: Scott Davenport
Alma mater: Louisville (1978)
at BU: 18th season (402-136)
Career: Same
Atlantic Sun: 11-5

December Sprint Begins For Racers

The Murray State Racers (5-3) take on the Bellarmine Knights in a Saturday 1 p.m. CT tip at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. The game marks the first time MSU has appeared in the famous arena since 2003.

The Racers are coming off their best week of the young season with a pair of overtime wins in their first games as members of the Missouri Valley Conference. MSU  is one of six teams since WWII in The Valley to win their first two games in their first season in the conference.The fact that the Racers did it in overtime fashion makes the accomplishment even more notable as they played their only back-to-back overtime games since records that begin in 1983.

The fun began (Dec. 1) when the Racers got a 3-point basket from Rob Perry with 1:25 left in overtime to win 70-67 of Illinois State. Perry scored 20 points as the Racers won for the 19th consecutive time at the CFSB Center. On Sunday (Dec. 4), the Racers played their first road game in MVC play and won another overtime affair over the Valparaiso Beacons 77-70.

MSU played Bellarmine for the first time a year ago in Murray and won the game 79-58.

MSU's Katelyn Young Named MVC Player of the Week

MSU's Rob Perry Named MVC Player of the Week

Photos: Lady Racers - USI 2022

Highlights: Murray State 70 - Illinois State 67

Photos: Murray State - Illinois State