Racers focused on final two games of the season
MURRAY, KY -- With just two games left in the regular season, Murray State still has a chance to win the outright OVC regular season championship. The Racers are currently tied with Belmont, who plays SIU Edwardsville on Wednesday night. And even though he has a game the next day, Steve Prohm will be paying close attention.
"I will have the game on in the living room while I am watching film on Martin," Prohm said. "It will be interesting to see what happens."
But Prohm was quick to say that his team is focused on their own schedule.
"Coach Prohm is getting us prepared because a lot of us haven't been in this situation before," Junior forward Jonathan Fairell said. "Every day is just one day at a time."
With UT Martin out of the conference tournament picture, Thursday nights game will be the Skyhawks version of a championship game. On the other hand, Southeast Missouri might need a win on Saturday against Murray State in order to punch their ticket to Nashville. And the Racers know both will be tough to get through.
"They are going to try to take away something from us," Senior guard Dexter Fields said. "We can't let them do that."
"They are going to try to take our heads off and we need to stay focused," Fairell said. "They won't just lay down for us."
And staying focused has been easy so far considering what could be at stake.
"They understand the implications of everything," Prohm said. "All we can do now is have two good practices and beat Martin on Thursday."