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Murray State Men's Basketball Earns Top 25 Spot

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The Murray State men’s basketball team has been ranked 25th in the nation by the Associated Press after notching their 24th consecutive win over the weekend.

The team knocked off UT Martin Saturday to become undefeated in Ohio Valley Conference play, earning their first ranking in three years. That win streak shatters a school and conference record.

Coach Steve Prohm says the ranking helps put his team’s hard work on the radar.

“Hopefully, people will start looking at –I mean, this is twice in the last four years now- so hopefully we can start to garner respect nationally, and this is another step in that process.”

MSU's last loss came in a 58-93 blowout to Valparaiso. Sophomore guard Cameron Payne says that loss brought the team together.

“We didn’t have our flow. Ever since that game in Nashville, we said ‘man, we’ve got to work’ and I guess we started going harder and the production started to flow.”

The Racers enter Ohio Valley Conference Tournament play Friday in Nashville as the number one seed.

A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of western Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University where she studied Environmental Sustainability, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain. She hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.
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