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Junior guard Quincy Anderson puts up a layup against Valparaiso. Anderson finished the game with 18 points against the Beacons. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini.

Racers shoots the lights out against Beacons

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor March 3, 2023

It was all Murray State in the first round of the MVC Championship as the Racers defeated the Valparaiso Beacons 78-50. The Racers made 10 3-pointers...

Sophomore forward Kenny White Jr. blocks a shot against the Redbirds in their previous meeting. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Men’s basketball holds on versus Illinois State

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor February 15, 2023

The final sprint to the finish line began in victorious fashion as the Murray State men’s basketball team defeated the Illinois State Redbirds 76-75...

Sophomore guard Brian Moore Jr. scored a career high 25 points in the Racers win over Belmont on Wednesday, Feb 1. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Racers narrowly escape Belmont at home

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor February 2, 2023

In just the second meeting since switching conferences, the Murray State men’s basketball team barely came out on top over Belmont, defeating the Bruins...

Sophomore guard Brian Moore Jr. led the Racers with 19 points in their loss to Southern Illinois on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Photo by Rebeca Mertins/The News.

Murray State vs SIU: a rivalry reborn

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor January 26, 2023

MVC basketball can bring out the most in fan bases, and those words had never seemed more true as the Southern Illinois Salukis hosted the Murray State’s...

Sophomore guard JaCobi Wood averages 12.3 points per game this season, scoring 23 points against Texas A&M, and 24 points against the University of Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics

Basketball returns home for historic MVC match

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor December 1, 2022

History will be made in Murray on Thursday, Dec. 1 as the Murray State men’s basketball team hosts the Illinois State Redbirds in their first MVC matchup. The...

Junior forward DJ Burns scored a Murray State career high 20 points in the Racers win over Lindsey Wilson. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Men’s basketball dominates in home opener

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor November 17, 2022

Men’s basketball returned to the CFSB Center on Saturday, Nov. 12, when Murray State hosted the Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders for the first home...

Junior guard Rob Perry tries to put up a tough layup against St. Louis on Monday, Nov. 7. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Men’s basketball starts with a loss

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor November 10, 2022

With a bunch of new faces, a new head coach, and a new conference, the Murray State men’s basketball season has officially started. Only two players...

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