The Murray State Racers avenged their only loss of the season last night, defeating the Tennessee State Tigers by 18 points. The Tigers ended Murray State’s bid for perfection earlier this month, upsetting the then number 9-ranked Racers at home. Murray State in turn used last night’s 80-62 win in front of a crowd of more than 10,000 in Nashville to end Tennessee State’s nine game winning streak. The Racers, now 27-1, have one game left at Tennessee Tech Saturday before beginning postseason play at the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, where they could face the Tigers for a third time.
In last night's men's OVC basketball action, Murray State won their road game against South East Missouri State, 75 to 66, clinching their third straight regular season OVC championship. The Racers are number 16 in the nation according to the Associated Press poll. They'll face one of their toughest opponents this season when they square off against number 21 St. Mary's in Saturday's ESPN Bracketbuster game. Tip off is at 5pm at the CFSB Center. Well- known sportscaster Dick Vitale will call the game for ESPN.