Murray State Racers Basketball Tickets
Team: Murray State Racers
League: NCAA Division I
Home Games: vs. Martin Methodist, Southern U., Brescia, Southern Illinois, Middle Tennessee, Kennesaw State, Cumberland (TN), UT Martin, Southeast Missouri, Belmont, Tennessee State, Eastern Illinois, SIUE, Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky, Austin Peay
Head Coach: Matt McMahon
All-Time Greats: Jim Jennings, Claude Virden, Les Taylor, Gary Hooker, Glen Green, Jeff Martin, Popeye Jones, Marcus Brown, De’Teri Mayes, Aubrey Reese, Cuthbert Victor, Isaiah Canaan, Cameron Payne, Johnathan Stark, Ja Morant
Murray State Racers Basketball TicketsLocated in Murray, Ky., the Murray State Racers basketball has been around for almost a century. The Murray State Racers first year of basketball was in 1925 under coach Carlisle Cutchin, who remained the team's coach until 1941. The Racers have had 15 coaches since then, with the current coach, Matt McMahon, taking over in 2015. McMahon has an 87-42 record so far. Under McMahon, the Racers basketball team has won two Ohio Valley Regular Season Championships and two Ohio Valley Tournament Championships. Since its inception, the Racers basketball team has produced two AP All-Americans and 20 Ohio Valley Players of the Year, with Ja Morant being the most recent and receiving both titles in 2019. Murray State has had 17 NCAA Tournament appearances, eight NIT appearances, one CIT appearance (which it also won) and seven NAIA Tournament appearances, where the team made it to the final four a total of four times. Check StubHub for the best tickets to Racers'games.
What conference does the Murray State Racers basketball team play in?The Murray State Racers is part of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC).
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Has the Murray State Racers' basketball team ever won a national title?The Racers' basketball team has yet to win a national title, but it has won one CIT Championship.
Does the Murray State Racers have any historical rivalries?Murray State has two major rivalries. Its most historic one is with Western Kentucky. It once was a yearly battle for the coveted Red Belt. While Murray State and Western Kentucky don’t necessarily play for the red belt every year anymore, it's still a huge rivalry. The most current rivalry is Murray State versus Austin Peay. At this game, you won't find an empty seat in the stands!
What was the record last season for Murray State Racers basketball?The Racers basketball team had a great 2018-2019 season, winning 28 of 33 games.
Who are some notable players from the Murray State Racers basketball team?One of the most notable players in Racers basketball history is Jim Jennings. Jennings played at a time when freshmen couldn't play on the varsity team and still managed to set records in the three years he played. Jennings scored 1,370 points in his career, making him the Racers' No. 18 scorer, and he is also the team's No. 3 career rebounder with 1,147 rebounds. The Racers’ most successful player has been Popeye Jones. Jones holds the No. 1 ranking for rebounds at Murray State, totaling 1,374 in his career. Jones' No. 54 jersey is one of only nine that Murray State has ever retired. Although Jones was a second-round pick for the Houston Rockets, he chose instead to play his first year of professional ball in Milan, Italy. He then spent 11 years playing for various NBA teams before going into coaching. Jones is now an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers. The Racers’ most recent star is Ja Morant. Morant was a star player in the 2019 season and was a No. 2 pick for the Memphis Grizzlies. Other notable players include Claude Virden, Les Taylor, Gary Hooker, Glen Green, Jeff Martin, Marcus Brown, De’Teri Mayes, Aubrey Reese, Cuthbert Victor, Isaiah Canaan, Cameron Payne and Johnathan Stark.
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