Racers carefully look at chances for OVC Championship
MURRAY, KY -- It's not often that Steve Prohm talks to his team about the future, but when he does there is a reason. And that is exactly why he showed his team where they stand when it comes to winning an OVC regular season championship.
"I want to make sure they had a vision of that going into the last three weeks," Prohm said. "So they can focus on getting better."
What they don't want is a repeat of what happened last year, where the Racer's lost three of their last five games.
"We don't want to loose those games," freshman Cameron Payne said. "He showed us that so we know what we have left to do."
If Murray State wants to win another OVC championship, they will have to improve their defense. Against Austin Peay, the Racers gave up 88 points in a win, and gave up 99 points to Belmont this past week in a loss.
"It's basically a team effort on defense," said senior Dexter Fields. "It's not the way it was the past few years, but that is what we will work on leading into the conference tournament."
And on paper, a championship is in their sights.
"To win a conference championship and go through the long hall is tough to do," Prohm said. "It would be awesome, especially since where we have come from."
But in typical Steve Prohm fashion, the next game is the biggest game. That just so happens to be SIU Edwardsville this Thursday night at the CFSB Center.