Brion Sanchious
Dave Winder-Murray State Athletics

Men's Basketball

Racers Host Spalding Friday At The Bank

Date: Nov. 16 Time: 7 p.m. CT Site: Murray, Ky. Arena: CFSB Center
Radio: Racer Radio - WFGE 103.7 FM - PXP-Neal Bradley, Analyst Kenny Roth TV: None Web Streaming Video: ESPN+ Audio: & Live Stats: Twitter: @MSURacers  @RacersHoops @RacerDave23
Series: First Meeting
MSU Next: 11-24 home vs Missouri State
SU Next: 11-21 home vs Berea

The Murray State Racers roll into the second game of the 2018-19 season when they host the Spalding Golden Eagles in a 7 p.m. Friday tip at the CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky.

Froggy 103 (WFGS 103.7 FM) airs every MSU game with "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley calling the action in his 28th season. Former MSU assistant coach Kenny Roth provides commentary. and has free online streaming audio. The game can also be seen online at ESPN+.38991

The Racers carry a 10-game home win streak into the game Friday after their opening night win over Wright State. Since MSU's home loss last December to Auburn. Murray State's longest streak is stuff of legend when the Racers enjoyed the nation's longest home winning streak of 47 that began in old Racer Arena in 1996 and ended at the CFSB Center in 2000. This 10-game is the longest streak for head coach Matt McMahon in his four seasons and the best for the Racers since 2015 when they won 18 consecutive games. The Racers are 35-10 in the four seasons of home games in the McMahon era.

It is unlikely that the Racers would've thought of a better performance than the one they turned in (Nov. 10) at 73-54 win over the Wright State Raiders in the season and home opener. Defensively, the Racers limited WSU center Loudon Love to 15 points and seven rebounds and they stopped WSU's potent 3-point attack on 1-of-10 in the first half and 3-of-18 for the game.  Ja Morant and Tevin Brown powered the MSU attack with 27 and 17 points respectively, while newcomer Darnell Cowart came off the bench to add 11 points. Morant added 11 assists for a double-double and he also grabbed five rebounds. He had six double-doubles and one triple-double a year ago in his freshman season. Anthony Smith led the way with 10 rebounds in his first start at MSU. There were a lot of firsts for the Racers in the opener. For starters, MSU had six Racers made their debuts led by Brown's 17 points as he became just the seventh freshman to start opening day for MSU. 

After the game with Spalding, the Racers get back on the court on Saturday of Thanksgiving week (Nov. 24)when the Missouri State Bears visit the CFSB Center for a 7 p.m. game. And the Monday after the holiday, the Racers take to the road for the first time and travel to Tuscaloosa to face the Alabama Crimson Tide.
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