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Senior forward Katelyn Young goes for a midrange jump shot.

Second half struggles continue for women’s basketball

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

As the season nears an end and every game becomes just a bit more crucial, the Racers hosted the Belmont Bruins on Feb. 25. The Bruins held the Racers...

Freshman guard Haven Ford takes a three point shot from the corner.

PHOTOS: Women’s Basketball loses to Belmont in tough game

Kristopher Fister, Photographer February 26, 2024

The women's basketball team lost a hard fought game to the Belmont Bruins on Sunday, with the final score being 63-76. This leaves the Racers tied...

Senior guard Rob Perry goes to the net.

Racers ride strong second half to beat Valpo at home

Jonah Morgan, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

Four Racers finished in double figures en route to Murray State’s third straight win at home, as the Racers defeated the Valparaiso Beacons 80-68 Saturday...

Junior guard Nick Ellington celebrates his made dunk.

PHOTOS: Men’s basketball rallies in the second half to win against Valpo

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor February 25, 2024

After being down at half, the Racers come back in a stellar second half to beat Valparaiso. During the game, junior guard Nick Ellington scored his...

Junior Cayson Conner chases after Drake Bulldog Taylor McAulay.

Best Athlete: Cayson Conner

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor February 23, 2024

Murray State is full of outstanding athletes across all sports, but one has stuck out to students and members of the community as the best of the best....

Junior guard JaCobi Wood during the starting lineup announcements.

Best Sporting Event: Men’s Basketball

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

There isn’t anything quite like a Friday night game at the CFSB Center as the Murray State Racers’ starting five is being announced, and the home fans...

Senior guard Bria Sanders-Woods goes for a layup.

Women’s basketball blows 18-point lead to Northern Iowa

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

After losing by 20 in the first meeting between the Murray State Racers and the Northern Iowa Panthers, the Racers had taken a 12-point lead into halftime...

Murray State bench looking defeated in the final seconds of play after UNI takes the lead.

PHOTOS: Women’s Basketball loses hard fought game against UNI

Kristopher Fister, Photographer February 19, 2024

The women's basketball team lost in the final seconds of Saturdays game against UNI. The Racers led for more than 37 minutes before falling behind...

Senior Bria Sanders-Woods goes for a layup.

Women’s basketball suffers heartbreaking loss to Drake

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer February 17, 2024

After going into halftime with a nine-point lead over the top team in the Missouri Valley Conference, Murray State couldn’t hold off the Drake Bulldogs’...

Juniors Trinity White and Ava Learn try to deflect the ball.

PHOTOS: Women’s Basketball loses tough battle against Drake

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor February 17, 2024

The women's basketball team lost a tough game to the Drake Bulldogs on Thursday. The Racers fell to the Bulldogs 75-81 after being up at halftime.

The Murray State bench celebrates a made three pointer.

PHOTOS: Men’s Basketball vs Missouri State

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor February 15, 2024

  Murray State hosted the Missouri State Bears on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The Racers won their second game in a row as they defeated the Bears...

The crowd celebrates JaCobi Woods buzzer beater three-point shot.

Ellington scores 23 in Racers’ win over Missouri State

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor February 14, 2024

Four Racers finished in double-figures en route to Murray State’s second straight win at home as the Racers defeated the Missouri State Bears 82-72 Wednesday...

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