Women’s Basketball | 11/11/2022 4:26:00 PM
Date (Time): Nov. 12, 2022 (2 p.m. ET)
Site (Venue): West Lafayette, Ind. (Mackey Arena)
Audio: WNBS 97.9 FM (PxP: Jeremy Rose)
TV: B1G+ (PxP: TBA, Analyst: TBA)
Live Stats: GoRacers.com
Twitter In Game: @RacersWBB
MUR Record (Streak): 1-0 (Won 1)
CBU Record (Streak): 1-0 (Won 1)
MUR Last Game: W 97-54 vs. Christian Brothers (11/10/22; Murray, Ky.)
PUR Last Game: W 73-61 vs. Marshall (11/10/22; West Lafayette, Ind.)
All-Time Series vs. PUR (Streak): PUR leads 1-0 (Lost 1)
All-Time Series In West Lafayette (Streak): PUR leads 1-0 (Lost 1)
First Meeting: L 25-71 (12/12/10; West Lafayette, Ind.)
Last Meeting: L 25-71 (12/12/10; West Lafayette, Ind.)
Largest MSU Win: —
Largest MSU Loss: L 25-71 [46 Pts.] (12/12/10; West Lafayette, Ind.)
Last Five vs. PUR: 0-1 (L—-)
Next Game: Nov. 19 vs. Chattanooga
Next Home Game: Nov. 19 vs. Chattanooga
The Murray State women’s basketball team will travel to Indiana Sunday for its first road test of the season at Purdue. Tip-off from Mackey Arena in West Lafayette is scheduled for 2 p.m. E.T.
Series At A Glance
Sunday will mark only the second meeting between Murray State and Purdue. The two schools last met in 2010 when the Boilermakers bested the Racers, 71-25, in West Lafayette.
Scouting The Boilermakers
Purdue won its season opener Thursday, 73-61, over Marshall at home. The Boilermakers led by just four at the half and five at the end of the third. However, Purdue shutdown the Thundering Herd in the fourth, outscoring them 15-8 in the final stanza to secure the win.
Purdue shot 45.8-percent from the floor Thursday and an impressive 37.9-percent from 3-point range. Meanwhile, Marshall shot 41.7-percent from the floor, nut just 22.2-percent from 3-point range. At the line, the Thundering Herd was 7-for-9, while Purdue shot just over 50-percent at 8-for-14.
Jeanae Terry was five points shy of a triple-double Thursday, as she finished the opener with five points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Caitlyn Harper led the Boilermakers with 17 points with Jayla Smith coming off the bench to add 16 and the duo of Madison Layden and Lasha Petree chipped in with 13 each.
A Win Would…
A win Thursday would give Murray State its first win over a Power 5 team under head coach Rechelle Turner and the first since the Racers defeated TCU in 1988. MSU is currently 16-74 all-time against current P5 teams and 0-5 all-time against Purdue’s conference, the Big 10.
A Record-Breaking Day
A total of 1,505 fans were on hand for “Education Day” Thursday in partnership with the Murray Independent and Calloway County school districts. Tuesday’s attendance shattered the previous record of 1,109 for a standalone women’s game, set at last year’s “Education Day.”
Opening The Gates
The Racers opened their 56th season of women’s basketball against Christian Brothers Thursday and are now 23-33 all-time in season openers and 16-11 when opening the season at home. Additionally, MSU is 32-24 all-time in home openers and 17-8 in home openers at its current arena, the CFSB Center. Now in her sixth season, head coach Rechelle Turner is 3-3 all-time in season openers, but 5-1 in home openers.
Picking Up Where She Left Off
For the third time in her career, Katelyn Young was perfect at the free throw line on 10 or more attempts Thursday, going 10-for-10. With her 10 free throws Thursday, Young has now made 34 consecutive free throws, dating back to last season. Her current streak is the third-longest in program history, as her final make against CBU moved her past her own 33-free throw streak from a season ago. The only two longer streaks are owned by Young’s current teammate Macey Turley (45) and her current assistant coach Amber Guffey (44).
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