Racers travel to rival Belmont on Saturday

Women’s Basketball | 14-1-2022 23:33:00

Date Time): January 15 (2 pm)
Opponent: Belmont
Event location: Nashville, Tennessee (Curb Event Center)
Sound: WNBS 97.9 (PxP: Jeremy Rose)
TV: ESPN+ (PxP: Dr. Rich Tiner; Analyst: Hannah Harmeyer; Sideline: Hanley Riggs)
Live stats: GoRacers.com
Twitter in the game: @RacersWBB
MUR record (series): 11-4, 3-1 OVC (won 2)
BEL record (series): 8-5, 4-0 OVC (won 4)
MUR last game: W 76-72 vs. Tennessee State (January 14, 2022; Murray, Ky.)
BEL Last match: W 65-46 vs. Austin Peay (January 14, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee)
All Time Series vs. BEL (Streak): BEL leads 17-3 (lost 2)
All-Time Series in Nashville (Streak): BEL leads 7-1 (Won 1)
First meeting: L 47-81 (November 13, 1976; Murray, Ky.)
Last meeting: L 54-66 (March 5, 2021; Evansville, Ind.)
Last five vs. CALL: 1-4 (FULL)
Next game: January 17 in Eastern Ill. (14 hours)
Next home game: January 20 vs. Eastern Illinois (5pm)

The game
The Murray State women’s basketball team will look to give a team its first OVC loss of the season for its second straight game on Saturday when they travel to the Curb Event Center in Nashville, Tennessee to face Belmont at 2 p.m.

Series at a glance
Saturday is the 21st all-time meeting between the Racers and Buins, with Belmont leading 17-3. After MSU had been empty during its seven previous trips to the Curb Center, MSU finally took its first home win over Belmont last season, recording an 11-game loss streak to the Bruins.

Scouting The Bruins
For the second consecutive game, MSU will face a team that is undefeated in OVC play. Belmont is currently 8-5 on the year and 4-0 in the league after a 65-46 win over Austin Peay on Thursday in Nashville.

The Bruins currently average 66.8 points per game at 39.8 percent shooting from the floor with 36.1 rebounds per game, while their opponents currently average 60.2 points at 39.0 percent shooting at 37.5 rebounds per game. contest.

The 2020-21 OVC Freshman of the Year, Destinee Wells, currently leads Belmont in scoring and assists and 16.8 and 4.0 assists per game. Tuti Jones follows Wells at 11.2 points per game, while Madison Bartley adds 10.9 points. On the glass, Conley Chinn leads the way with 5.2 rebounds per game, while Tessa Miller and Bartley follow with 4.9 and 4.8 respectively.

A win would…
A win on Saturday would give Murray State its second-ever win over Belmont at the Curb Center, as well as its first-ever string of consecutive wins at the Bruins’ home.

Hanging large numbers
After leading 52-51 at the end of the third quarter, the Racers defeated Tennessee State 25-12 on Thursday’s fourth. The 25 points scored in the final stanza were the most by the Racers this season, as were the 46 points scored in the second half.

Take what you can get
Despite TSU only turning the ball 12 times, the Racers took full advantage by scoring 18 points on turnover. In comparison, TSU only scored five points on 13 Racer sales.

Friends make it possible
The Racers continued to assist at a high percentage of their baskets Thursday, with 17 assists on 23 field goals scored. That number, which equates to nearly 74 percent, is well above the Racers’ season average in the category of 61.2 percent.

Convincing fashion
Ten of Murray State’s 11 wins so far this season have been with 10 points or more, eight of them with 20 pkus points. Meanwhile, only one of MSU’s four losses has 10 or more points.

You can’t get rid of us that easily
After Belmont announced their plan to move to the Missouri Valley Conference, it seemed the end of the line for the Racer-Brown rivalry. However, the rivalry now remains as MSU will also join the MVC next season.

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