Opponent: Indiana State Sycamores Site (Venue): Murray, Ky. (CFSB Center)
Date/Game Time: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023/5 p.m.
Audio: WFGS Froggy 103.7FM (PxP: Neal Bradley, Analyst: Kenny Roth)
TV: ESPNU (PxP: Clay Matvick Analyst: Kevin Lehman
Live Stats: GoRacers.com Twitter In Game: @MSURacers
MUR Record (Streak): 10-9 (L1) ISU Record (Streak): 13-7 (L3)
MUR Last Game: Lost 80-65 at Belmont (Jan. 21)
ISU Last Game: Lost home vs Bradley 78-67 (Jan. 21)
All-Time Series vs. ISU: Racers trail 7-3
First Meeting: 1945 Racers won at home 54-45
Last Meeting: 208 Racers won away 47-42
Last Overtime: None
Largest MSU Win: +46, 2002 home 85-39 Largest MSU Loss: -18, 2002 away 66-48
Last Five vs ISU: 2-3
Next MSU Game: Jan. 24 at Southern Illinois Next MSU Home Game: Jan. 28 vs Missouri State
Next ISU Game: Jan. 24 at Drake Next ISU Home Game: Jan. 28 vs UNI
Indiana State Sycamores 13-7 (6-3 MVC)
Head Coach: Josh Schertz
Alma Mater: Florida Atlantic (2000)
at INST 2nd season (24-27)
Career: 15th season (361-96)
Missouri Valley: 20-17
Murray State Racers 10-9 (5-4) MVC)
Head Coach: Steve Prohm
Alma Mater: Alabama (1997)
at MUR: 5th season (114-38)
Career: 11th season (211-133)
Missouri Valley: 5-4
The Murray State Racers (10-9, 5-4 MVC) come home for a Saturday tilt against the Indiana State Sycamores (13-7, 6-3 MVC). Tip time is 5 p.m. at the CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky.
The home court is very important and the Racers will try to keep their success this season going, where they are 6-1 in The Bank, in their first meeting with the Sycamores since 2008. In the calendar year of 2008, the Racers lost at home to the Sycamores in February 79-62 in the ESPN BracketBuster game, but won in Terre Haute in 2008 November 67-61.
The halfway mark of the 20-game 2022-23 MVC season is here and home teams are winning big. Bradley and Belmont are a combined 9-0 at home to date and the one loss teams include the Racers, UNI, Drake, Missouri State and Southern Illinois. One thing is certain, every team in The Valley understands the parity and fierce competition that exists in the league. With Bradley’s 78-67 win at Indiana State and Missouri State’s 65-62 victory at Drake this week, visiting teams in MVC games are still only winning at a clip of .370 (20-34). The Racers hit the road next week for a game with the Salukis Tuesday night and have away games yet to come at MOSU, INDST, Bradley and Illinois State.
The Racers’ first meeting with the Bears happens in Murray (Jan. 28) on Ja Morant poster day and they return the game to ISU on Feb. 4.
2023 State Farm MVC Basketball single-session tournament tickets went on sale this week. 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.
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