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Murray State Racers hold off Morehead State to make it to OVC Tournament Championship game

 

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Murray State RacersNashville, TN – The Murray State Racers advanced to the finals of the Ohio Valley Conference men’s basketball championship Friday with an 80-77 win over the Morehead State Eagles at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Racers (27-4) have a date in the OVC title game Saturday at 6:00pm Central Time on ESPN2. MSU meets the Belmont Bruins who scored a 53-52 win over the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in the second semifinal.

MSU extended the nation’s second-longest winning streak to 25 and also extended the OVC record.

However, this was no ordinary win for the Racers who haven’t lost since Thanksgiving.

Murray State Men's Basketball escapes Morehead State to advance to OVC Tournament Championship. (OVC)

Murray State Men’s Basketball escapes Morehead State to advance to OVC Tournament Championship. (OVC)

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Belmont wins Ohio Valley Conference Tournament 70-68 over Murray State

 

Ohio Valley ConferenceNashville, TN – Words won’t do it justice. In a game befitting the drama of championship week, Belmont University men’s basketball defeated Murray State, 70-68, in overtime to claim the 2013 OVC Men’s Basketball Championship and earn an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

NCAA-Belmont-OVC Championship

NCAA-Belmont-OVC Championship

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APSU’s Chris Horton named OVC Freshman of the Year joins Travis Betran on OVC All-Newcomer team

 

Ohio Valley ConferenceBrentwood, TN – Chris Horton, who became the first conference player to block 100 or more shots since 1996-97, has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year.

In addition, Horton and Govs’ leading scorer Travis Betran were been named to the OVC All-Newcomer team. The OVC post-season basketball honors were announced Tuesday by the league office after a vote of league coaches and sports information directors.

APSU Chris Horton and Travis Betran

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball lose in overtime to Murray State Racers 78-65

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMurray, KY – In a season of frustrating losses, chalk up maybe the most painstaking for Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team, Saturday afternoon in the CFSB Center.

All-America guard Isaiah Canaan connected on a traditional three-point play and a long three-point shot in overtime to lead Murray State to 78-65 victory in an Ohio Valley Conference.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball take on rival Murray State Racers in Murray Saturday at noon

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Murray State

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 | 12:00pm (CST)
Murray, KY | CFSB Center (8,600)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMurray, KY – A week off has been beneficial to both Austin Peay and Murray State as the Ohio Valley Conference season hit the mid-way point.

For Murray State it has given a banged up group of Racers a chance to rest and recover from a season-long list of nagging injuries.

APSU's Travis Betran had 27 points in a losing effort against Murray State in their meeting Saturday, January 12th. Austin Peay men's Basketball.

APSU’s Travis Betran had 27 points in a losing effort against Murray State in their meeting Saturday, January 12th. Austin Peay men’s Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball comes up short again in final minutes to fall to Murray State Racers 71-68

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s final minute rally came up short as it fell to rival Murray State, 71-68, Saturday night in Ohio Valley Conference basketball action.

The loss dropped APSU to 5-13 overall, 1-3 in OVC play, while Murray State improved to 12-4 overall and 3-1 in the OVC. It was the Govs’ fifth loss by three points or less this season.

APSU's Travis Betran had 27 points in a losing effort against Murray State Saturday night. Austin Peay men's Basketball.

APSU’s Travis Betran had 27 points in a losing effort against Murray State Saturday night. Austin Peay men’s Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball set to take on heated rival Murray State Racers at the Dunn Center Saturday

 

Murray State vs. Austin Peay Governors

Saturday, January 12th 2013 | 7:30pm (CT)
Dave Aaron Arena/Dave Loos Court | Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – It’s that time again. It’s rivalry week, at least as far as the Ohio Valley Conference is concerned.

Up north, it will be Morehead State against Eastern Kentucky.

Down further south will be the OVC’s best rivalry as called by ESPN The Magazine-Murray State at Austin Peay.

APSU Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men’s Basketball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Mens Basketball’s John Fraley overcomes concussion to earn Second-Team All-OVC

 

Ohio Valley ConferenceJohn FraleyNashville, TN – The start of John Fraley’s senior season was as inauspicious as the beginning of his Austin Peay basketball career.

Fraley, who was redshirted in 2007-08 to acclimate himself to the Division I game, suffered a concussion in the 20110-12 season opening game at Middle Tennessee and proceeded to miss the Govs next nine games, a stretch that saw APSU go 1-8 without its big man. But the 6-8 local product recovered to produce the best season of his APSU career. «Read the rest of this article»

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Murray State Racers bounce back from Thursday loss, hands Austin Peay Governors Basketball a 28-point loss

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

Clarksville Sports NetworkMurray, KY – Coming off their first loss of the season, Murray State entered Saturday night’s return game against the Austin Peay Governors eager to prove to the rest of the nation that the Racers are still the team to beat in the Ohio Valley Conference.

And, unfortunately for the Govs, the Racers had no problems proving that point as Isaiah Canaan scored 14 of his game-high 23 points in the first half, fueling the Racers to a 82-63 blowout win over their conference rivals in the CFSB Center.

Alton Williams led the Austin Peay Governors with a career-high 15 points on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting. Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

Alton Williams led the Austin Peay Governors with a career-high 15 points on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting. Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball heads to Murray State to test the once-beaten No. 7/9 Racers

 

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball at Murray State
February 11th, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:30pm
CFSB Event Center | Murray, KY

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMurray, KY – Despite a disappointing 2011-12 season to this point, Austin Peay hopes it can live up to its half of what is called the Ohio Valley Conference’s “Best Rivalry.”

Austin Peay travels to Murray State, 7:30pm, Saturday, looking to snap a three game losing streak that saw the Govs lose, 94-55, Monday at Belmont. Meanwhile, the Racers saw their 23-game winning streak end at home to Tennessee State, Thursday.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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