College Basketball

Bidwell's Blog: Who voted for Murray State this week?

For the second-straight week, the Murray State Racers found themselves receiving votes in this week's Associated Press college basketball poll. While six AP voters had Murray State on their ballot, up from five last week, the Racers stayed at nine…

Tennessee #1 in AP Poll; Murray State receives votes

Tennessee is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll after three of the top five teams lost last week. The Vols received 48 of 64 first-place votes from a media panel on Monday, well ahead…

1/20 Racer Rewind

In Murray State's two games this week against Eastern Illinois and SIU Edwardsville, Ja Morant was phenomenal. The sophomore guard, along with his teammates produced head turning plays to win each game.…

Brown helps Bradley win 1st MVC game 57-54 over Salukis

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Darrell Brown scored 16 points, hitting two key baskets down the stretch, and Bradley survived two missing 3-point attempts in the closing seconds to defeat Southern Illinois 57-54 on Sunday. Brown hit a shot-clocking beating 3-pointer…

Harris, Walker lead Morehead St past UT Martin 85-77

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Lamontray Harris scored 20 points and Jordan Walker added 19 to lead Morehead State to an 85-77 win over Tennessee Martin on Saturday night. The Eagles (7-12, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference), who have won three straight,…

Nwora helps Louisville blast Georgia Tech, 79-51

ATLANTA (AP) - Jordan Nwora scored 25 points and continued his hot streak to lead Louisville to a 79-51 runaway win over short-handed Georgia Tech on Saturday. The sophomore forward entered the game as the Atlantic Coast Conference's most improved…

No. 12 Kentucky holds off No. 14 Auburn 82-80

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Tyler Herro made two free throws with 24 seconds left and Immanuel Quickley added another to help No. 12 Kentucky survive a big rally from No. 12 Auburn, 82-80 on Saturday. The Wildcats (14-3, 4-1 Southeastern…

Canaan gives Morant advice on success

During Thursday nights 83-61 over Eastern Illinois, Murray State's Ja Morant scored 27 points and racked up nine assists. He did it in front of over 100 Racer fans in attendance…

Weaver hits six 3-pointers in EKU's 97-73 rout of UT Martin

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Dujuanta Weaver scored 18 points on six 3-pointers as Eastern Kentucky romped past UT Martin 97-73 on Thursday night to snap a four-game skid. Weaver was 6-of-11 shooting from long range. Houston King added 16 points…

Louisville holds off Boston College 80-70

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Jordan Nwora scored 18 of his career-high 32 points before the break before adding five points late that helped Louisville hold off Boston College 80-70 on Wednesday night. Following up their 21-point road upset of then-No.…

Illinois State beats SIU at home for 12th-straight time

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Phil Fayne made the decisive free throw with 5.7 seconds left and Illinois State edged Southern Illinois 59-58 on Tuesday night for its 12th straight series win at home. Fayne, a 67.4 percent free-throw shooter, was…

Hagans silences Georgia crowd, lifts No. 12 Kentucky, 69-49

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Ashton Hagans silenced a hostile crowd by scoring a season-high 23 points, leading No. 12 Kentucky to a 69-49 victory over Georgia on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (13-3, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) pulled away in the second…

Morant assisting his way through record books

In two games last week, Murray State sophomore point guard Ja Morant racked up 32 assists in wins over UT Martin and Southeast Missouri. Morant had 18 alone against the Skyhawks on Thursday night, setting a new single game school…

No. 18 Kentucky fights back again to top Vanderbilt 56-47

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Ashton Hagans and Keldon Johnson each scored 15 points and combined to rally No. 18 Kentucky from another slow start in a 56-47 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday night. Perimeter shooting propelled the Commodores to a…