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Macey Turley scored a game-high 26 points and set a school free throw record as Murray State topped Jacksonville State, 67-60, in Ohio Valley Conference basketball Thursday at the CFSB Center in Murray.

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Macey Turley scored a game-high 26 points and set a school free throw record as Murray State topped Jacksonville State, 67-60, in Ohio Valley Conference basketball Thursday at the CFSB Center in Murray.

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The Murray State women’s basketball team picked up a signature win Tuesday night with a 72-66 win over Belmont at the Curb Event Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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While COVID-19 has caused more than a few headaches and disruptions to basketball schedules this season, Murray State used Thursday’s postponement at Southeast Missouri to its advantage and followed with a 79-57 thrashing of UT Martin on Saturday in Martin, Tennessee, snapping a four-game lo…

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Chelsey Perry tossed in 36 points as UT Martin topped Murray State 77-71 in Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball Saturday at Martin, Tennessee.

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MURRAY — Thirty minutes after Murray State’s 25-game home winning streak came to a thudding end in a 61-56 loss to Morehead State, Racer sixth-year men’s basketball coach Matt McMahon’s voice was strained. Almost hoarse.

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While 2020 felt less like mystical, magical science fiction and more like a frustrating, feverish dystopia, the sports world in west Kentucky still churned out multiple riveting story lines of value and consequence.

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In these first three Ohio Valley Conference games, albeit against powerhouses in Austin Peay and Belmont, the Murray State Racers have — admittedly — shown little identity, save a rip-roaring 40 minutes against the Governors on Dec. 8 at the CFSB Center.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Murray State finds itself still without a road win in the 2020-21 season, after Wednesday’s 68-55 loss to the Belmont Bruins at the Curb Event Center.

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What is it about the road that makes college basketball so tough? A lack of comfort and rhythm on a foreign court? The bus ride? The intermittent fans, if they’re allowed in the arena, interjecting with absurdities?

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PHOENIX — Former Murray State Racer Cameron Payne finished with 11 points, three rebounds and three assists on Wednesday night, helping the Phoenix Suns open the 2020-21 NBA season with a 106-102 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

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Through six games this season, Murray State men’s basketball has not uncorked its full offensive potential.

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MURRAY — Following Saturday’s 64-60 conference-opening loss to Austin Peay in the CFSB Center, Murray State women’s basketball coach Rechelle Turner couldn’t focus on anything else.

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Murray State football coach Dean Hood hasn’t been on the sideline for an official down as of yet, with spring and fall activities postponed to February 2021.

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On Thanksgiving morning, just 24 hours before facing Russellville in the opening round of the KHSAA Class A football playoffs, Crittenden County’s Tyler Boone received an important text message.

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A preseason ACL injury during his junior football season didn’t deter Murray offensive lineman Gaige Jacobs.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday announced the team signed guard Shaq Buchanan. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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In Florence, Alabama, Murray State freshman center Katelyn Young led the Racers in scoring once again — one of four in double figures to help lead MSU to a 94-80 victory over North Alabama.

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Two tough halves of basketball have prevented the Murray State Racers from a sterling 5-0 start: The last 20 minutes against Middle Tennessee State, and the first 20 minutes against Southern Illinois.

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CARBONDALE, Ill. — Murray State was looking to finish off a big 3-0 week on Friday night at the Banterra Center against Southern Illinois.

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Eight days removed from a 78-61 shellacking at Middle Tennessee State, the Murray State Racers seem to have taken the defensive tonic.

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Now in his second season in the National Basketball Association, Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant and his sophomore head coach Taylor Jenkins are already on the same wavelength.

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MURRAY — Nearly perfect, Lex Mayes was on Tuesday night at the CFSB Center, when the junior guard went 8-for-10 from the field and 6-for-7 from the arc — pacing Murray State to an 85-60 win over the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes.

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MURRAY — Murray State moved its home winning streak to 24 games on Tuesday night, blasting Austin Peay 87-57 at the CFSB Center.

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At the Hulman Center in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Saturday afternoon, Murray State got strong efforts from freshman center Katelyn Young (27 points, 17 rebounds) and junior point guard Macey Turley (17 points, four assists, four steals) — but Indiana State built an early 14-point lead and hel…

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MURRAY — Tevin Brown became the 47th Racer to join the 1,000-point club for his career, KJ Williams notched his 10th career double-double, and Murray State bounced back quickly from a lethargic loss against Middle Tennessee State with a strong 76-65 win against Illinois State on Saturday aft…

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Following Wednesday’s dismantling at Middle Tennessee State University, in which Murray State fell 78-61 at the Murphy Center, sixth-year Murray State men’s basketball coach Matt McMahon didn’t place any of the blame on his players.

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MURRAY — Less than a week removed from her debut and double-double against 11th-ranked Kentucky, freshman center Katelyn Young couldn’t get the better of Evansville on Tuesday night at the CFSB Center — finishing with just five points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes.

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It’s an extremely small sample size — seven points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists against hapless Division III Greenville University on Sunday night — but it was easy to see why Murray State’s newest face at point guard, Justice Hill, is nicknamed “Juice.”

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MURRAY — Why, yes, Murray State did score the fourth-most points in a Division I basketball game on Sunday night at the CFSB Center, as the Racers opened the 2020-21 season with a bombastic 173-95 win over Division III Greenville University.

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Already, 19 Ohio Valley Conference men’s basketball games have transpired since the start of what everyone knew would be a tumultuous, tenuous 2020-21 college hoops season.

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Murray State’s men’s basketball game with Kentucky Wesleyan, scheduled for tonight, has been canceled.

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With Murray State men’s basketball set to begin an unprecedented 2020-21 campaign Saturday at home against in-state brethren Kentucky Wesleyan, sixth-year coach Matt McMahon and his staff might roll out the usual suspects for his starting five.

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Ten missed free throws, sub-40% shooting and 32 turnovers didn’t help Murray State on Wednesday, when it found itself on the tough end of an 86-60 defeat to 11th-ranked Kentucky after opening the 2020-21 campaign on the road at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington.

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Originally scheduled to open its 96th basketball season on Wednesday with a home visit with the Brescia Bearcats from Owensboro, the Murray State Racers are instead hosting Kentucky Wesleyan on back-to-back nights (Nov. 27-28) to start the 2020-21 campaign.

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First reported by NBA insider Keith Smith on Thursday afternoon, former Murray State Racer and 2015 NBA lottery pick Cameron Payne had his team option for 2020-21 picked up by the Phoenix Suns, extending his stay in the professional ranks for the foreseeable future.

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For the seventh year in a row, the Ohio Valley Conference has conducted a preseason Men’s and Women’s Basketball Media Poll prior to the start of the season. In total, 13 voters from around the league cast a ballot on whom they thought would be the 2020-21 basketball favorites and preseason …

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Earlier this week, Murray State women’s soccer revealed its 2021-22 signing class, featuring five players from three different states.

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Tilghman football returns from quarantine

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On March 12, 2016, the Murray Lady Tigers — a 29-game winning streak on the line — fought valiantly in the KHSAA Sweet 16 semifinals against the Butler Bearettes in Highland Heights, but eventually fell 68-58 to finish with a 35-2 record.

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Poised with one of her deepest, but unproven, rosters since taking the job at Murray State, Racer women’s basketball coach Rechelle Turner doesn’t want to live with consistently being picked to finish eighth in the Ohio Valley Conference.

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Set to tip off at the CFSB Center in 15 days, the complete Murray State men’s basketball schedule for the upcoming 2020-21 season has arrived.

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Just two weeks away from the start of what may be an unprecedented 2020-21 college basketball season, the Murray State Racers finally have some clarity on their non-conference schedule — as well as two “flex” games with league travel partner Austin Peay.

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Murray State juniors Alexis Burpo and Macey Turley were named to the 2020-21 All-Ohio Valley Conference Preseason Team on Friday morning, in a vote from coaches and sports information directors from across the league.