Murray State looks to rebound after first OVC loss

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MURRAY, KY -- Murray State head coach Steve Prohm called the upcoming week, as he does every week, the biggest of the season.

That is because the Racers continue conference play with two opponents in Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State. But after losing their first OVC game this past Saturday at SIU Edwardsville, he had one message to his team.

"Dont let the last game effect the next one," he said. "Yesterday we had a great practice, but you could see that some of our main guys were struggling after the road trip."

During their two game road swing the Racers struggled more than they have all season, especially shooting. Murray State was a combined 11-42 from three, easily the worst two game stretch of the season. But they are staying positive.

"We are growing as a team," junior TJ Sapp said. "We are going to have some bad games, but we just have to get back out their and our shots will start to fall."

"We played our worst on that road trip," said sophomore Tyler Rambo. "But for us to only lose by a few points and play like that, it shows that we can beat anyone when we play our best."

Prohm loves their confidence, but knows that they will have to fix things in a hurry.

"This Sunday, I would love for us to be 7-1 in conference play," he said. "But it wont be easy."

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