Opponent: Bradley Braves Site (Venue): Peoria, Ill (Carver Arena)
Date/Game Time: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023/1 p.m.
Audio: WFGS Froggy 103.7FM (PxP: Neal Bradley, Analyst: Kenny Roth)
TV: ESPN+ PXP: Brian Bedo Analyst: Matt McClain
Live Stats: GoRacers.com Twitter In Game: @MSURacers
MUR Record (Streak): 13-12 (L2) BU Record (Streak): 18-8 (W5)
MUR Last Game: Lost 92-68 home vs Drake
BU Last Game: Won home vs Illinois State
All-Time Series vs. BU: MSU leads 8-7
First Meeting: 1962 Racers lost 79-78 Last Meeting: 2023 MSU won at home 67-58
Last Overtime: None
Last MSU Win: 2023 MSU won at home 67-58 Last BU Win: 1994 BU won at home 1994 NIT 66-58
Largest MSU Win: +13 1982 MSU 90-67 at home Largest MSU Loss: -23 1966 BU won at MSU 108-85
Last Five vs BU: MSU 4-1 Last 10 vs BU: MSU 8-2
Next MSU Game: Jan. 7 at Drake Next MSU Home Game: Jan. 14 vs UIC
Next BU Game: Feb. 15 Home vs Missouri State Next BU Away Game: Feb. 19 at Southern Illinois
Massey Ratings Prediction: Bradley 72 - Murray State 66
The Murray State Racers (13-12, 8-7 MVC) look to get their season going in the right direction Saturday when they travel to play the Bradley Braves (18-8, 11-4 MVC) for the first time at the Carver Arena in Peoria, Illinois since they met in an NIT game there in 1994.
The Braves visited Murray State for the first time since 1982 back on Jan. 4, which became a Racer win 67-58 at the CFSB Center. DJ Burns scored 16 points and hauled in 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Bradley made a run and cut the MSU lead to five points with 48 seconds remaining, but the Racers held by making four-straight free throws.
The 2023 State Farm MVC Basketball Tournament is coming fast March 2-5 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. All-session tickets (11 games) start at $175. Prices for single-session tickets vary, depending on day/session: Visit MVC-Sports.com for more information. All 12 teams in The Valley will participate.
Murray State Racers 13-12 (8-7) MVC)
Head Coach: Steve Prohm
Alma Mater: Alabama (1997)
at MUR: 5th season (117-41)
Career: 11th season (214-136)
Missouri Valley: 8-7
Bradley Braves 18-8 (11-4 MVC)
Head Coach: Brian Wardle
Alma mater: Marquette (2001)
at BU: 8th season (128-124)
Career: 13th season (223-189)|
Missouri Valley: 67-76