Opponent: Buccaneers in Eastern Tennessee
Events: Naples invitation
Location (place): Naples, Florida, Naples Community School
Audio: WFGS Froggy 103.7FM (PxP: Neal Bradley Analyst: Kenny Roth)
Live stats: NeapelInvitational.com
Twitter in game: @MSURacers
MUR Record (Streak): 3-0 (won 3)
ETSU-Rekord (Streak): 1-2 (Won 1)
MUR last game: W 77-65 in the state of Illinois (November 16, 2021; Normal, Ill.)
ETSU last game: W 56-43 H USC UpState (18. November 2021; Johnson City, Tennessee)
All-Time Series vs. ETSU: Racers lead 24-19
First date: 1959 at the Racer Arena – Murray State won 73-62
Last meeting: 2010 at the CFSB Center – Murray State won 50-39
Biggest MSU win: 1960 +45, 113-68 at home
Largest MSU loss: 1959-28, 93-65 bei ETSU
Last Five vs. ETSU: MSU 3-2
Next MSU game: November 23 against Missouri State or Long Beach State
Next home game: November 29 against Campbellsville
Racers play three games in the Naples Invitational
The Murray State Racers (3-0) will travel to Naples, Florida for the Naples Invitational for three games in three days during Thanksgiving week. The eight-team field plays Monday through Wednesday November 22-24 at the Naples Community School high school. The Racers will face former opponents from the Ohio Valley Conference in East Tennessee in their first game on Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET in Naples. From 1957-78 the ETSU Buccaneers played in the OVC and won a regular season championship in the 1967-68 season. The two have met twice since then and both were Murray State wins at Johnson City 61-57 in 2009 and at home in 2010 with a score of 50-39. The Racers lead the all-time series 24-19. The Racers will face either Missouri State or Long Beach State in the second game. The Racers are 3: 3 all time against Missouri State and last played a 71-69 Bears win in Springfield, Missouri, 2019. The Racers have never met Long Beach State. Seven of the eight teams in the Naples field have been to the NCAA tournament in the last decade, including three times the Racers (2012, 2018 & 2019).
Racers win first road game
The Murray Racers built a 16-point half-time lead and held a 77-65 win over the Illinois State Redbirds at Redbird Arena in Bloomington on Tuesday night.
Tevin Brown scored 19 points while Justice Hill his career high point with 17 points. KJ Williams 13 points added and Bring Hannibal added 10 points from the bench as the Racers shot 47 percent off the field in 33 of 70 shots.
Tevin Brown & KJ Williams Move career lists up
With 19 points at ISU, Tevin Brown has 1,410 career points with Murray State when he overtook youngest Racer Greats Jonathan Stark (2016-18) with 1,408 and Jeffery Moss (2012-16) with 1,409. Brown is in 18th place all time and will soon overtake Don Mann (1985-89) with 1,449, Les Taylor (1970-73) with 1,477 and Cuthbert Victor (2000-04) with 1,485. Brown is one of 20 racers who have achieved 1,400 career points. Brown is second all-time at MSU with 261 3-point field goals scored. The Ohio Valley Conference record is also within reach of Brown. Austin Peays Joe Sibbitt made 319 from 1994-98. KJ Williams is up to 1,111 career points for 33rd place all time at MSU. Williams has 621 career rebounds for 23rd all-time at MSU. He has the chance to be the ninth MSU player to score 1,000 points and 700 rebounds. His 454 career field goals are 29th of all time at MSU and his field goal percentage of 0.585 is ninth. Brown’s 457 career field goals is 26.
Froggy 103.7 FM – flagship racer basketball transmitter
In his 31st season, the Voice of the Racers and now a Murray State Hall of Famer, Neal Bradley is loved by Racer Nation. Former MSU assistant trainer Kenny Roth provides analysis. All MSU games can be heard online at Froggy103.com and GoRacers.com and wirelessly on 103.7 FM. Almost all of the MSU’s games this season can be viewed on one of the ESPN platforms.