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Murray State looks to improve to 11-1 at home meanwhile Eastern Illinois looks to shake off their last loss to get back in the win column.
The Murray State Racers host the Eastern Illinois Panthers in an Ohio Valley Conference showdown tonight at 8 p.m. ET at the CFSB Center. These conference foes last met on Jan. 17 where the Racers came out on top 83-61.
Murray State is 17-4 overall with an 8-2 conference record and is in a four-way tie for first place in the OVC with Belmont, Austin Peay, and Jacksonville State. The Racers are coming off a 67-63 win over Tennessee Tech in their last contest on Feb. 2.
Sophomore guard Ja Morant is having a remarkable season and has drastically improved since his freshman year. As a freshman, Morant was averaging 12.7 PPG and 6.3 APG. In his second season, he is averaging 24.1 PPG, which is first in the OVC, on 51.2% shooting and 10.4 APG which also leads the conference. He also is tied for second in steals averaging two steals per game.
The college phenom is a projected top three pick in this year's NBA draft; his scoring and passing gifts, his speed, and his tremendous dunking ability have a bunch of NBA general managers drooling from their mouths.
Eastern Illinois is 13-10, 6-4 in the conference and is tied for fifth in the OVC with Tennessee Tech. They are coming off an 84-78 loss to Morehead State on Feb. 2.
Sophomore guard Kashawn Charles leads the conference in three-point percentage, shooting an incredible 48.9%. Sophomore guard Josiah Wallace is ranked eighth in the OVC in scoring, averaging 15.4 PPG on 41.5% shooting.
The Panthers will have their work cut out for them tonight. They are not a very good road team; they are 4-6 on the road this season.
One strength the Panthers have is their three-point shooting; as a team, they shoot 37.1% from behind the arc which is second in the conference. They hope that they can overcome Murray State's outstanding three-point defense, the Racers hold their opponents to shooting just 27.5% from behind the arc.
ESPN+ will feature tonight's Ohio Valley Conference clash between the Murray State Racers and the Eastern Illinois Panthers. Will the Racers be able to improve to 11-1 at home or will the Panthers get back in the win column? Tune in to find out!
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Date: Thursday, Feb. 7
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Live Stream: ESPN+ free trial