Date (Time): Dec. 11 (6:30 p.m. CT)
Opponent: Southern Illinois Salukis
Site (Venue): Carbondale, Ill. (Banterra Center)
Radio: Froggy 103.7 FM (PxP: Neal Bradley, Analyst: Kenny Roth)
Streaming Audio: Froggy103.com & GoRacers.com
Streaming Video: ESPN3 (PxP: Connor Onion, Analyst: Mike Trude)
Live Stats: SIUSalukis.com
Twitter In Game: @MSURacers
MUR Record (Streak): 3-1 (2W)
SIU Record (Streak): 2-0 (2W)
All-Time Series vs. SIU (Streak): Racers lead 19-18(W3)
All-Time Series in Carbondale (Streak): Racers trail 10-5(W1)
First Meeting: 1929, MSU lost home 46-37
Last Meeting: 2019, MSU won at home 79-66
Last Five vs. SIU: MSU has won 3
MUR Next Game: Dec. 15, home vs Prairie View
MUR Next Away Game: Dec. 30 at Belmont
Racers & Salukis Meet For 38th time
One of the top non-Ohio Valley Conference rivalries the Murray State Racers enjoy is their series with the Southern Illinois Salukis. MSU travels to the Banterra Center Friday for a 6:30 p.m. tip in Carbondale for the 38th meeting between the two and for the eighth straight season they have met. Since renewing their series in 2013, the Racers have won 5-of-7 games including the last three.
Class of Conferences
The Racers and Salukis are considered one of the top all-time programs in their leagues, Murray State in the Ohio Valley Conference and Southern Illinois in the Missouri Valley Conference. Combined MSU and SIU has combined for 3,210 wins, 35 regular season titles and 27 NCAA appearances.
Murray State vs MVC
The Racers' last game with a MVC squad was Saturday in a quickly added game with Illinois State that they won 76-65. Over the years, the Racers have played every MVC team with the exception of Northern Iowa and have played Evansville and SIU the most. The one and only meeting MSU had with Loyola came in their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1964 in a game played in Evanston, Ill.