men's basketball

Tab Brockman, Murray State Athletics,

Jonathan Stark deserved to take a victory lap.

Murray State's star senior paraded around the Ford Center while waving his school's flag after a 68-51 victory over Belmont on Saturday night in the Ohio Valley Conference championship game that earned the Racers a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Dave Winder, Murray State Athletics,

Terrell Miller Jr. had 18 points and a career-high 18 rebounds and No. 1 seed Murray State advanced to the Ohio Valley Conference championship with a 70-63 win over No. 4 seed Jacksonville State on Friday night.

Dave Winder, Murray State Athletics,

Murray State guard Jonathan Stark has been named the Ohio Valley Conference player of the year after leading the Racers to the league's regular-season title. 

Dave Winder, Murray State Athletics,

The Murray State University Men’s Basketball team beat Austin Peay State University 73-to-64 Saturday in Clarksville after overcoming a 15-point halftime deficit and a three-hour delay.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University’s men’s basketball team is projected in the Ohio Valley Conference’s preseason rankings to finish third. 

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Morehead State University suspended men's basketball coach Sean Woods has been charged with misdemeanor battery in Indiana.


WKU will introduce Kentucky native Rick Stansbury as the school's new men's head basketball coach today.


A news conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. central.

Stansbury played his high school basketball at Meade County, and comes to WKU after two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas A&M. He previously was head coach at Mississippi St. for 14 seasons.

Stansbury takes over the WKU job following the resignation of Ray Harper almost two weeks ago.

Stansbury has 293 career wins and 11 postseason trips as a head coach.


Dave Winder, Murray State Athletics,

Since the last time Tracy Ross spoke with "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley, the Murray State Racers men's basketball team has played four games and won three. Bradley says they are peaking right now with only three games left in the regular season. Vying for a realistic number two seed, he says, in the OVC that comes with a double buy. If the Racers end up tied with UT Martin and lose the tie breaker, then they'll drop to 5th seed.

Here's a recap and a look ahead: 

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The Murray State men’s basketball team defeated Auburn University 79 to 59 last night in the first round of the Charleston Classic tournament in South Carolina. If the Racers take down the St. John’s University Red Storm in today’s second round, they’ll move on to the championship game on Sunday. The game today airs at 4:30 pm on ESPN3. The Championship game will be on ESPN2, 7:30 pm Sunday.

The Murray State Racers start their 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament run in Louisville tomorrow morning. They face off against the Mountain West Conference’s Colorado State Rams. The Racers went 30- 1 for the season, earning them a 6 seed from the Tournament Selection Committee. While the seed is relatively high for a one loss team, Racers Coach Steve Prohm says he thinks the decision was based more on the venue than their reputation. He says,