Between the Racers receiving votes in both polls, and the discussion over Murray State’s attendance for Sunday’s game, they clogged my timeline more than usual.
There’s more on the Racers accolades today below, but the big story of the day comes from Clarksville, where the Governors have ended their worst start in school history.
Here’s today’s Final Word:
[Arkansas St. 82, Austin Peay 86 OT] Josh Terry scored 6 of the Governors 14 overtime points, finishing with a game high 22, as Austin Peay moved to 1-9 on the season, despite 50% three point shooting from the Red Wolves. Arkansas State was an anemic 11-20 from the FT line, much worse than Austin Peay’s 22-33 effort. And I refuse to say anything bad today, so I won’t mention on the fact that TyShwan Edmondson came off the bench in this one, and only scored 8 points in 28 minutes.
[SEMO 72, Central Arkansas 88] The Redhawks might have a road problem. Dickie Nutt’s team is still winless away from the Show Me Center. Tyler Stone and Leon Powell stole the show away from Nutt’s former recruit LaQuintin Miles scoring a combined 56 points, but got almost no help once so ever again from the guards. The Redhawks hit just one three pointer, and cough up the ball 18 times, and lose despite 50% shooting from the floor.
Murray State Links
So a lot happened today for Murray fans. There was the rankings, the arguing, and 2 posts about the team from national sports writers. In case you missed it, here are some links:
Polls and such:
- College Insider Mid-Major Top-25: Racers in 10th, receive 1 first place vote.
- AP Poll: Racers unofficially 42nd, receive 2 votes.
- Coaches Poll: Racers unofficially 33rd, receive 8 votes.
- CBSSports.com “Non-BCS Power Pyramid”: Racers 15th.
- Jeff Eisenberg (Rivals) – Undefeated Murray State takes aim at toppling Memphis
- Andy Katz (ESPN) – Consistent Murray State rolls right along