Racers back at practice following OVC Championship

Just 48 hours after winning their 16th OVC Tournament Championship, the Murray State Racers were back on the practice court for the first time on Monday. Racers head coach Matt McMahon made it a light practice, with shooting drills and half court shots, as they try to recover from a tough two games last week.

“We needed a practice like this just to get moving and get shots up” senior guard Jonathan Stark said. “We did have a lot of fun, but I did feel like we got a lot better today too.

And with these extra practices before the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday afternoon, McMahon plans on taking full advantage.

“We still have work to do,” McMahon said. “We still have areas that we would like to get better in. We want to be more consistent in several areas, and have some corrections to make from Friday and Saturday’s games. I have said it all year, that it is one of the many things that are good characteristics of this team is that they just move on to the next most important thing. For us right now, is to take advantage of this window to get better as a team.

Once the Racers do take the floor for the NCAA Tournament, it will have been nearly two weeks between games. To help with that long layoff, McMahon and the Racers will hold a simulated game this Saturday prior to the selection show.

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