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Murray State Comes Up Short in OVC Championship

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The Murray State University men’s basketball team’s NCAA Tournament hopes took a hit this weekend as they lost on a late three-pointer to Belmont University in the Ohio Valley Conference championship.

The loss snapped a 25-game winning streak by the Racers, who ran the table in OVC regular season play.

The team must now wait until Sunday to find out if they will receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. If the Racers don't make the cut, they will receive an automatic bid to the National Invitation Tournament as a regular season conference champion.

After Saturday's loss, many MSU fans - and players - made the case on social media for an at-large NCAA bid, using the hashtag "#RacersDeserveABid".

John Null is the host and creator of Left of the Dial. From 2013-2016, he also served as a reporter in the WKMS newsroom.