Racers looking for "statement" win over Belmont
MURRAY, KY -- Before Tuesday's practice Murray State's TJ Sapp sent a text to his teammates telling each one of them to prepare this week the right way, and with energy in order to get ready for Belmont.
Sapp, due to transfer rules, watched last years OVC Championship from the bench, and says this team has a lot of motivation to get a win on Thursday night.
"We need to leave a statement when we get up there," the junior guard said. "There is a lot of people who wrote us off at the beginning of the year. We want to show that Murray State is still Murray State."
This years team only has two players that have actually seen playing time against Belmont. And for Dexter Fields, he has had a hard time trying for forget about last years loss.
"Its on my mind all the time," said Fields. "I have had dreams about it a couple of times, but we know we owe them."
The one thing that Murray State has done well against the Bruins is staying disciplined.
"On offense you have to make cuts and not sit on the ball," Fields said. "On defense you have to pressure and stay in your gaps. You have to remain disciplined, because they will not beat themselves."
And the Racers will have plenty of motivation to do just that.
"Everyone is talking about Belmont, Belmont, Belmont," TJ Sapp said. "Now we get to go play them at their house. I cant wait."
Tippoff is set for 8pm Thursday night at the Curb Event Center in Nashville, TN.