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PHOTOS: Mens Basketball heartbreaking loss at MVC tournament

PHOTOS: Men’s Basketball heartbreaking loss at MVC tournament

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor March 9, 2024

The Racers Men's Basketball team falls to the Missouri State Bears in the first round of the Missouri Valley Tournament. The team's St. Louis trip...

Junior guard JaCobi Wood makes a move around a Missouri State defender.

Racers’ season ends in St. Louis

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor March 8, 2024

Murray State had their last dance on Thursday, March 7, as the Racers fell to the Missouri State Bears 60-35. Despite winning the previous two matchups...

Senior Qunicy Anderson and junior Nick Ellington try and block a shot from Belmont player Malik Dia.

Belmont spoils Racers’ senior night

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor March 1, 2024

Emotions ran high on Wednesday when Murray State hosted the Belmont Bruins on senior night. Despite the Racers taking a lead early in the first half,...

The team claps for the seniors as each one is recognized.

PHOTOS: Men’s Basketball Senior Night

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor March 1, 2024

Men's Basketball falls to Belmont 61-83 at the last home game of the season. The Racers took time before and after the game to honor the seniors Quincy...

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...

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...

Junior forward Nick Ellington puts up a layup.

Wood’s buzzer beater gives Racers win over Evansville

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor February 10, 2024

Excitement rang out at the CFSB Center as the Murray State basketball team made a shot at the buzzer to defeat the Evansville Purple Aces 73-70 on Saturday. Junior...

Junior forward Nick Ellington shoots a layup against an Illinois St. defender.

Mens basketball suffers ‘gut wrenching’ loss

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor February 2, 2024

For the second straight game, the Racerslost after having a 15-plus point second half lead as Murray State lost to Illinois State 61-59 on Tuesday, Jan....

Fellow players help up junior guard Brian Moore Jr. after he scores.

Racers end losing streak with win over Bradley

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor December 1, 2023

The Murray State basketball team kicked off its Missouri Valley Conference schedule with an upset victory over the Bradley Braves as the Racers defeated...

Senior guard Shawn Walker goes up for a dunk.

Ellington, Walker lead way in Racers’ first game

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor November 10, 2023

The newcomers shined in Murray State’s first game of the season as the Racers defeated the Midway University Eagles 91-58. Junior forward Nick Ellington...

Fans cheer at a 1988 game in Racer Arena.

The History of Racer Arena

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Sports Editor November 2, 2023

When a team plays at home, in front of its own fans and in the comfort of its own arena or stadium, there are very few feelings that match it. Few arenas...

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