Updated: Murray State (17-5) Squares Off with Tennessee State (14-10)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Tennessee State 23 25 48 +7.5
  Murray State 32 37 69 -7.5
Sat, Feb 09 2013, 07:00 PM CST

CFSB Center
Murray, KY
Attendance: 6,762

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Murray State hosts Tennessee State at CFSB Center on Saturday. It gets started at 8 p.m. EST. The Racers are 10-1 against the Tigers over the last four years. The last time they played they won 54-52 on Mar. 3, 2012.

Murray State is in second place in the Ohio Valley and needs to hold off Tennessee State who sit just south in third place.

The Racers got past Belmont 79-74 on Feb. 7 with the help of 26 points and 6 assists from Isaiah Canaan. He contributes a team-leading 21.2 points per game, 4.1 assists per game, and 1.5 steals per game. For the Tigers, Patrick Miller put up 25 points and 5 rebounds in the 88-82 win over Austin Peay on Feb. 7. He is averaging 14.3 points per game and leads the team in assists with 5.3 per game. Tennessee State ranks second in their conference in free throw rate at 42.8 percent, which also places them 26th in the country.

StatSmack! Murray State is better than Tennessee State
  • It's only wins and losses, but Murray State has a better overall record than Tennessee State this season (17-5 vs. 14-10).
  • Murray State has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last five years (78.6 percent to 46.3 percent).
  • Murray State is ranked higher than Tennessee State in the Ohio Valley (No. 2 vs. No. 3).
  • Ed Daniel is ranked 10th nationally in rebounds and 4th in the Ohio Valley in blocks.
TSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Patrick Miller 35 14 4 5 2 0 3
B- Kellen Thornton 30 14 8 1 1 1 2
B- R. Covington 28 17 7 1 2 1 2
C+ Jordan Cyphers 28 12 2 1 1 0 1
C M.J. Rhett 23 6 7 1 1 1 2
D+ Michael Green 15 4 2 0 0 1 1
D+ DeShawn Dockery 21 3 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Kharon Butcher 17 4 3 1 0 0 1
D Jordan Gaither 10 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Jay Harris 12 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Tashan Fredrick 11 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Chaed Wellian 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Abraham Millsap 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Devante McClung 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
MURRAY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Isaiah Canaan 36 21 4 4 2 0 3
B+ Ed Daniel 30 14 11 1 1 2 2
B Stacy Wilson 30 13 4 3 1 0 3
C+ Dexter Fields 27 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Brandon Garrett 24 6 5 1 1 0 1
C LaTreze Mushatt 16 5 4 0 0 0 1
C Jeffrey Moss 19 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Terron Gilmore 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Zay Henderson 7 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Erik McCree 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ C.J. Ford 9 1 1 1 1 0 1
D Tyler Rambo 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- Jordan Burge 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Ohio Valley Standings

OverallConf
1 Belmont 26-10 14-2
 2Murray State 23-11 13-3
3 EKU 24-10 11-5
4 Morehead State 20-14 10-6
5 Tennessee Tech 17-16 9-7
6 SE 18-14 8-8
7 EIU 11-19 7-9
7 SIUE 11-20 7-9
9 Austin Peay 12-18 6-10
10 JSU 10-21 4-12
10 Tennessee State 5-25 4-12
12 UTM 8-23 3-13
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#2 J. Fairell Jr F 6-7 265
#23 Dexter Fields Sr G 6-2 190
#11 C.J. Ford So G 6-1 185
#34 Terron Gilmore So F 6-7 225
#35 Zay Henderson So F 6-8 245
#10 Zay Jackson So G 6-0 180
#14 Jeff Martin Fr G 5-11 155
#31 Jeffrey Moss So F 6-4 185
#1 Cameron Payne Fr G 6-2 175
#12 Tyler Rambo So F 6-5 210
#22 T.J. Sapp Jr G 6-3 190
#24 Justin Seymour So G 6-3 205
#4 Jarvis Williams Jr F 6-8 210