College Basketball

Payne aces NBA Summer League debut with Dallas

LAS VEGAS, NV -- In his debut with the Dallas Mavericks in this years NBA Summer League, former Murray State Racer Cameron Payne couldn't have asked for a better performance finishing with 18 points. On top of the 18 points,…

Smith granted 5th year of eligibility at Murray State

PADUCAH, KY -- According to Murray State head coach Matt McMahon, Racer senior forward Anthony Smith has been officially cleared by the NCAA and granted a 5th year of eligibility. McMahon made the announcement on Twitter saying, "We’re excited to…

Travis Signs NBA Summer League Deal with Atlanta Hawks

ATLANTA – Unable to work out for NBA teams before the NBA Draft because of a knee injury he suffered in February vs. Missouri, Kentucky men's basketball forward Reid Travis will get his opportunity to show NBA teams what he can do…

Hornets draft Kentucky forward PJ Washington at No. 12

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Charlotte Hornets selected power forward PJ Washington from Kentucky with the 12th overall pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound Washington averaged 15.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game last season for John Calipari's…

Memphis selects Murray State's Morant #2 in the NBA Draft

The Memphis Grizzlies used the #2 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft to select Murray State's Ja Morant. Morant is the highest-ever draft pick in Murray State history. As a sophomore, Morant became the first college player in history…

Morant ready for the NBA Draft

Murray State's Ja Morant has spent the last couple of days in New York City going through all the pomp and circumstance proceeding tomorrow's 2019 NBA Draft. But you…

Morant set to undergo minor knee surgery

PADUCAH, KY -- With just 20 days left until the 2019 NBA Draft, former Murray State Racer Ja Morant is set to undergo minor knee surgery. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Morant will undergo a minor arthroscopic procedure on his right…

Murray State’s Morant named OVC Male Athlete of the Year

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Murray State sophomore basketball guard Ja Morant has been selected as the Ohio Valley Conference Male Athlete of the Year for 2018-19 in voting by the league’s athletics directors and communications directors. Morant will receive his award…

Williams, 2-time SEC player of year, staying in NBA draft

CHICAGO (AP) - Grant Williams, the two-time Southeastern Conference player of the year, says he's staying in the NBA draft rather than returning for his senior season at Tennessee. Williams shared his decision Friday with the Stadium sports network at…

UConn women add grad transfer Adebayo from Murray State

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The UConn women's basketball team has added Evelyn Adebayo, a graduate transfer from Murray State, to its roster for next season. The 6-foot-1 forward becomes the third member of the 2019 recruiting class, joining wing Aubrey…

Murray State honored for championship season

The Murray State basketball team had one last honor bestowed upon them after yet another championship season. The City of Murray, Calloway County, and the Kentucky state legislatures all…

Vols' Barnes to earn $26 million over next 5 seasons

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes will make $26 million over the next five seasons as part of a hefty raise he will receive after speaking with UCLA about its coaching vacancy earlier this month. Contract details…

St. Joseph's guard Kimble joins Louisville as grad transfer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville has added former St. Joseph's point guard Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble to its roster as a graduate transfer. A two-year starter and only three-time captain for the Hawks, the 6-foot, 180-pound Kimble totaled 908 points with…

Kentucky signs Keion Brooks, graduate transfer Nate Sestina

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky has signed forward Keion Brooks to a national letter of intent after adding former Bucknell forward Nate Sestina as a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound Brooks is the Wildcats' first signee of the spring period…