Murray State Racers vs. Morehead State Eagles Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/22/14
Morehead State Eagles (19-9) at Murray State Racers (16-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm (CFSB Center)
The Line: Murray State Racers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The Morehead State Eagles take the hardwood at the CFSB Center where the Murray State Racers await.
Morehead State seems to be on the verge of breaking through in the Ohio Valley with a 9-3 mark that has them in third with tthree games to play. The surging Eagles have won five in a row after outlasting Austin Peay 90-88 in overtime on Wednesday. In a mistake filled contest where both teams combined for 40 turnovers the Governors held a 52%-44% shooting edge with Morehead State wining because of a 10-5 edge on threes. Angelo Warner carried the offense with 28 points and six helpers with Chad Posthumus adding 17 points and 18 rebounds followed by Brent Arrington and Luca Pajkovic with 14 and ten points.
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It really hasn't taken Murray State long in returning to prominance in the Ohio Valley. Two years removed from being nationally ranked and the Racers are tied for the top spot with Belmont at 11-2 with three games left. Murray captured win number three in a row following a 72-60 victory over visiting Eastern Illinois where they held the lead throughout. The Racers sank shots at over 51% and held advantages throughout the boxscore. Jeffery Moss led a balanced attack with 18 points followed by a 13 point, six yank effort from TJ Sapp with Jarvis Williams and Jonathan Fairwell combining for 23 points with Williams snaring a team best eight rebounds.
Murray State is better then I thought they would be and Morehead State is playing their best basketball so this should be a good one. I honestly don't trust the Eagles in a big game because they find a way to disappoint me constantly so be wary here...