UMass Minutemen (2-1) vs. Murray State Racers (2-1)
November 18, 2022 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: Murray State Racers / UMass Minutemen ; Over/Under: -
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The Massachusetts Minutemen and Murray State Racers meet Friday in college basketball action at The HTC Center. The Massachusetts Minutemen look to build on their 2-1 start. The Murray State Racers look for their third win.
The Massachusetts Minutemen are averaging 71.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Isaac Kante is averaging 13 points and 5 rebounds, while Matt Cross is averaging 13 points and 4 rebounds. Dyondre Dominguez is the third double-digit scorer and RJ Luis is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Massachusetts Minutemen are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 60.7 percent from the free throw line. The Massachusetts Minutemen are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game.
The Murray State Racers are averaging 82 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Jamari Smith is averaging 19 points and 5 rebounds, while Rob Perry is averaging 16 points and 2.5 rebounds. DJ Burns is the third double-digit scorer and Quincy Anderson is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Murray State Racers are shooting 44.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Murray State Racers are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game.
I’m not sure what to make of either of these teams, as they’re both coming off upset wins yesterday to produce an improbable matchup here. With that said, the Murray State Racers just beat a top-25 team in Texas A&M and their offensive production through 3 games has been off the charts. Concerned a little about a possible letdown spot, but Murray State is a successful program that should act like it’s been here before. Give me the Racers to build on such victory.