Murray State Loses; Winning Streak Ends at 23

Feb 10, 2012

The Murray State men's basketball team's amazing winning streak has come to an end. The number nine ranked Racers fell last night at home to Tennessee State 72-68. Coach Steve Prohm's 23 straight wins to start the season were the most by any first year head coach since Bill Hodges' 1978-79 squad won their first 33. But, now at 23-1, Prohm says he's ready to move on. 

"Amazing run. 23 wins in a row. I'm sure we set a lot of records along the way. But now we gotta be totally locked in on trying to win a conference championship. And that goes with getting ready for Austin Peay tomorrow."

Tennessee State came back from a 13-point second half deficit. But the Racers had numerous chances in the waning seconds of the game, and a series of turnovers kept them from overtaking the upset-minded Tigers.

"There's a lot of things you can point to in the last minute. People might say why you didn't do this, why you didn't do this?' I'm sure I'll go home and think about it for hours. But, I'm proud of our guys."

Coach Steve Prohm's first loss as a head coach came despite a 31-point performance from star point guard Isaiah Canaan. Canaan was 7 of 10 from three point range. The Racers have a quick turnaround this weekend, as they face off against OVC rival Austin Peay. That game tips off at 7:30 at the CFSB Center.