Murray State wants more than OVC championship

Of the 351 teams in the country that play Division-1 basketball, the Murray State Racers are the first team to clinch a postseason bid.

But if you ask the Racers if they’re satisfied, the resounding answer is no.

“Since my four years in college, I haven’t won anything,” Murray State senior guard T.J. Sapp said. “We’ve still got a lot more to go. We’re not just satisfied with winning an OVC Championship. We want to get into the tournament and make a big run.”

“Just because you win a championship, that doesn’t mean anything,” Murray State senior forward Jonathan Fairell said. “We’ve still got a lot more work to do, still got a lot more people to prove wrong because people are still doubting us.”

With the Racers 21-game winning streak, Murray State can surpass the program-record 23-game winning streak set back in 2012 — if they win their remaining three regular season games.

It will also give Murray State an undefeated regular season in the Ohio Valley Conference, a feat that hasn’t been done since Austin Peay in 2004.

“I definitely think we can get it,” Murray State junior forward Tyler Rambo said. “I redshirted that 31-2 season (2011-12), so I’m very close to those guys. So I guess it would be kind of cool to send them a little group text message.

“They’re still involved in the program. They want to see us break it because nobody thought it could really happen again.”

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