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A look through The Paducah Sun sports pages on this date in history.

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Sports might be on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the summer — and the arrival of the Murray State men’s basketball’s Class of 2020 — is quickly approaching.

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Per a Thursday release from the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, the 2020 Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Games for boys and girls basketball have been canceled – in coordination with the continued battle and distancing required to face the potential spread of the coronavirus.

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Murray State men's basketball has landed the verbal commitment of Salt Lake CC (Utah) point guard Justice Hill, who – on Monday night through social media – announced his intentions to join the Racers' Class of 2020.

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MURRAY – The first two dominoes of the 2020-21 Murray State men's basketball roster fell into place on Saturday afternoon, when noted online recruiting service verbalcommits.com announced that two Racers – junior guard Jason Holliday and freshman guard Noah Kamba – have entered the transfer portal.

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On this date, 10 years ago, Murray State men’s basketball was basking in the glory of a massive upset in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, when Danero Thomas’ last-second shot sent the 13th-seeded Racers over the No. 4-seeded Vanderbilt Commodores, 66-65, in San Jose, Calif. It’s a team that would f…

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For the second time in his career, and the first during his NBA rookie campaign, former Murray State Racers point guard Ja Morant is set to be the cover of SLAM Magazine. Announced on social media Monday, the Dalzell, South Carolinian is averaging 17.6 points, 6.9 assists and 3.5 rebounds af…

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The sports world slammed on its brakes this week, shutting down organized athletics from gym class to the pros.

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – For the third-straight season, No. 2 seed Murray State is headed back to the Ohio Valley Conference championship – where it will face the No. 1 seed Belmont Bruins – after toppling No. 3 seed Austin Peay 73-61 in Friday night’s semifinal matchup at The Ford Center.

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The week before the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament can be likened to a cram-session right before an exam.

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MURRAY -- An early 12-point deficit and a first-quarter injury to freshman guard Macie Gibson were supposed to be two more hits to Murray State's difficult 2019-20 season.

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MURRAY -- It had been more than a year since Murray State had two players with a double-double.

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- With sophomore point guard Macey Turley sidelined after Thursday's unfortunate fall at Eastern Illinois, Murray State needed somebody to step in for assistance on Saturday afternoon against SIU Edwardsville.

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- A sizable double-digit lead had disappeared, once again. This time, at the hands of SIU Edwardsville.

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CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Murray State was on the opposite side of history on Thursday night, surrendering the biggest comeback in Ohio Valley Conference history and falling to Eastern Illinois, 63-60, at Lantz Arena.

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CHARLESTON, Ill. -- More adversity arrived for Murray State women's basketball on Thursday afternoon in Lantz Arena, when sophomore point guard Macey Turley landed awkwardly on her left knee after an offensive rebound attempt in the second quarter against Eastern Illinois.

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As a 43% 3-point shooter this season -- and after canning 90 at 37.2% as a redshirt freshman a year ago -- it'd be awfully easy for Murray State's sophomore guard Tevin Brown to settle for more deep shots.

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MURRAY -- Make it 13 straight home wins in the 2019-20 season, and 19 straight since last season's defeat to Belmont, for Murray State - which topped Morehead State 85-57 at the CFSB Center on Saturday night.

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On Jan. 18, 2018, Murray State suffered what was then its second loss in Ohio Valley Conference play - 79-72 at Belmont - before reeling off six weeks of nothing but wins on the way to the NCAA Tournament.

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- In a game where neither team gathered more than an eight-point lead, Austin Peay held its homecourt serve and edged Murray State on Thursday night, 71-68, at a raucous, chaotic Dunn Center.

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- For 33 minutes, Murray State had the lead.

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After a minus-13 start last Thursday against Belmont, and a minus-9 start last Saturday against Tennessee State, the Murray State Racers are looking for better beginnings against league opponents.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee State was desperate for its first Division I victory. Murray State needed to keep its push alive for a berth into the 2020 OVC Tournament.

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NASHVILLE -- Murray State's three-game winning streak came to a halt on Thursday, as poor shooting plagued the Racers in a 70-53 loss to the Belmont Bruins in the Curb Center.

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While all final lineup decisions and rotations are mulled by the Murray State men's basketball coaching staff and executed by its head coach -- fifth-year veteran Matt McMahon -- it's not uncommon for player considerations to play a factor in who goes where and when.

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MURRAY -- On Dec. 31, 2019, Dean Hood was roaming the Bank of America sidelines in Charlotte, North Carolina, under Mark Stoops -- helping the Kentucky Wildcats claw their way to a riveting, last-second 37-30 win over the Virginia Tech Hokies

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MURRAY -- An emotional halftime presentation for the retirement of Ja Morant's No. 12 jersey could've derailed focus and kept Murray State a bit flat.

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Thursday night at the CFSB Center offered plenty of scares for the Murray State Racers, who nearly saw a perfect start to conference play slip at the hands of an incredibly improved Eastern Illinois Panthers team fighting for an OVC Tournament spot.

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MURRAY -- Not much fell in favor for Murray State on Thursday night.

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Honestly, it's difficult to quantify “plus/minus” in a basketball box score, and what it means in the bigger scope of a full season.

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MURRAY – The first two dominoes of the 2020-21 Murray State men's basketball roster fell into place on Saturday afternoon, when noted online recruiting service verbalcommits.com announced that two Racers – junior guard Jason Holliday and freshman guard Noah Kamba – have entered the transfer portal.

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On this date, 10 years ago, Murray State men’s basketball was basking in the glory of a massive upset in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, when Danero Thomas’ last-second shot sent the 13th-seeded Racers over the No. 4-seeded Vanderbilt Commodores, 66-65, in San Jose, Calif. It’s a team that would f…

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For the second time in his career, and the first during his NBA rookie campaign, former Murray State Racers point guard Ja Morant is set to be the cover of SLAM Magazine. Announced on social media Monday, the Dalzell, South Carolinian is averaging 17.6 points, 6.9 assists and 3.5 rebounds af…

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The sports world slammed on its brakes this week, shutting down organized athletics from gym class to the pros.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Murray State senior Raeysha Surendran moved up five places with a final round 77 for a 48th place finish in a strong field at the UNF Intercollegiate. The NCAA golf meet was played on the par-72, 5,926-yard course at the Jacksonville Golf & Country Club.

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In his final game as a Racer, senior forward Anthony Smith poured in eight points, five rebounds and this late dunk against Belmont. For more coverage, check paducahsun.com.

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Above left: In his final game as a Racer, senior forward Anthony Smith poured in eight points, five rebounds and this late dunk against Belmont. For more coverage, check paducahsun.com. Above right: Murray State’s Tevin Brown helps up senior guard Jaiveon Eaves after the final play of Saturd…

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NORMAN, Okla. — After losing 8-0 to Missouri State and 7-3 to Oklahoma State on Friday in Stillwater, Murray State split its two softball contests Saturday in the Mizuno Classic.

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Murray State got into a slugfest with Austin Peay but fell 12-10 in Saturday Ohio Valley Conference baseball action.

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – For the third-straight season, No. 2 seed Murray State is headed back to the Ohio Valley Conference championship – where it will face the No. 1 seed Belmont Bruins – after toppling No. 3 seed Austin Peay 73-61 in Friday night’s semifinal matchup at The Ford Center.

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Murray State sophomore forward KJ Williams had nine points on 4-for-6 shooting in the first half, adding five rebounds.

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Murray State sophomore guard Tevin Brown was 3-for-7 with nine points, two assists, one steal and four rebounds in the first half of Friday’s OVC Tournament semifinal matchup against Austin Peay at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. MSU led the Governors, 36-29, at the break. (See full stor…

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The week before the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament can be likened to a cram-session right before an exam.

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MURRAY -- An early 12-point deficit and a first-quarter injury to freshman guard Macie Gibson were supposed to be two more hits to Murray State's difficult 2019-20 season.

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MURRAY -- It had been more than a year since Murray State had two players with a double-double.

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- With sophomore point guard Macey Turley sidelined after Thursday's unfortunate fall at Eastern Illinois, Murray State needed somebody to step in for assistance on Saturday afternoon against SIU Edwardsville.

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- A sizable double-digit lead had disappeared, once again. This time, at the hands of SIU Edwardsville.

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MURRAY — It was a clean sweep for the Murray State baseball team Saturday, taking both seven-inning games of a doubleheader against Saint Peter’s. After taking Game 1, 11-1, the Racers downed the Peacocks in Game 2, 10-3.

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MURRAY — The Murray State baseball team picked up its first win of the season Friday afternoon with a 12-0 victory over Saint Peter's at Reagan Field.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Murray State softball opened its weekend in spectacular fashion, cruising to a 14-4 five-inning victory over Howard University on Friday. The Racers (8-2) are now winners of six straight after the first of four games at the Stinger Classic.

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CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Murray State was on the opposite side of history on Thursday night, surrendering the biggest comeback in Ohio Valley Conference history and falling to Eastern Illinois, 63-60, at Lantz Arena.

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CHARLESTON, Ill. -- More adversity arrived for Murray State women's basketball on Thursday afternoon in Lantz Arena, when sophomore point guard Macey Turley landed awkwardly on her left knee after an offensive rebound attempt in the second quarter against Eastern Illinois.

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As a 43% 3-point shooter this season -- and after canning 90 at 37.2% as a redshirt freshman a year ago -- it'd be awfully easy for Murray State's sophomore guard Tevin Brown to settle for more deep shots.

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MURRAY -- Make it 13 straight home wins in the 2019-20 season, and 19 straight since last season's defeat to Belmont, for Murray State - which topped Morehead State 85-57 at the CFSB Center on Saturday night.

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On Jan. 18, 2018, Murray State suffered what was then its second loss in Ohio Valley Conference play - 79-72 at Belmont - before reeling off six weeks of nothing but wins on the way to the NCAA Tournament.

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- In a game where neither team gathered more than an eight-point lead, Austin Peay held its homecourt serve and edged Murray State on Thursday night, 71-68, at a raucous, chaotic Dunn Center.

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- For 33 minutes, Murray State had the lead.

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After a minus-13 start last Thursday against Belmont, and a minus-9 start last Saturday against Tennessee State, the Murray State Racers are looking for better beginnings against league opponents.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee State was desperate for its first Division I victory. Murray State needed to keep its push alive for a berth into the 2020 OVC Tournament.