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.