Racers Meet Belmont In Nashville Thursday

Women’s Basketball | 2/1/2023 6:16:00 p.m

appointment time): Thursday, 02/02/2023 (6:30 p.m.)

Opponent: Belmont-Bruins

Location (venue): Nashville, Tennessee (Curb Event Center)

Audio: WNBS 97.9 FM (PxP: Jeremy Rose)

TV: ESPN+ (PxP: Dr. Rich Tiner; Analyst: Jenny Bream; Sideline: Hanley Riggs)

Live Stats: GoRacers.com

In-game Twitter: @RacersWBB

MUR record (Streak): 11-8, 4-6 MVC (4 lost)

BEL record (Streak): 11-10, 7-3 MVC (Win 4)

In total: BEL leads 19-4 (win 1)

In Murray (Streak): BEL leads 9-3 (win 1)

In Nashville (series): BEL leads 7-1 (1 lost)

On neutral sides (streak): BEL leads 3-0 (3 lost)

Last 5 against BEL: 1-4 (WLLLL)

First date: L 47-81 (11/13/76 at the MUR)

Last meeting: W 64-46 (11.1.23 at MUR)

Biggest MSU Win: 18 points (W 64-46; 11.1.23 at the MUR)

Biggest MSU Loss: 36 points (L 47-81, 11/13/76 at the MUR)

Next game: February 5th at Illinois St.

Next home game: February 10 vs. Indiana St.

The game
The Murray State women’s basketball team travels to Nashville on Thursday to begin the final leg of its four-game road swing. The racers will take on rival Belmont at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Curb Event Center

last time out
Turnovers continued to plague Murray State Sunday in Indiana State as the Sycamores scored 25 points from 20 MSU turnovers and led the Racers, 62-54, in Terre Haute. Katelyn Young led Murray State by 30 points while Hannah McKay pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds.

series at a glance
The Racers slipped in Murray last month with a 64-46 win at the CFSB Center in seven games against the Bruins. Belmont now leads the overall series 19-4 and 7-1 in Nashville games.

Exploring the Bruins
Belmont goes into Thursday’s matchup on a four-game winning streak with an overall record of 11-10 and a 7-3 mark in the Missouri Valley game.

Destinee Wells and Madison Bartley currently lead the Bruins with 16.4 and 13.3 points per game, respectively. On the boards, Tessa Miller pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game to lead Belmont while Bartley follows with 4.8.

Belmont is currently averaging 68.6 points per game on 41.6 percent shooting with 36.8 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, the Bruins’ opponents are averaging 66.6 points per game with 39.0 percent shooting and 38.9 rebounds per game.

A win would be…
A win on Sunday would put an end to a four-game slip for the Racers both overall and on the road.

milestones achieved
On January 29th in Terre Haute, Macey Turley scored her 500th career assist and Alexis Burpo pulled down her 800th rebound. Turley is now only the third racer to reach 500 career assists, while Burpo is only the 8th racer to reach the 800 rebounds milestone.

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Alexis Burpo is approaching another important career milestone. She currently has 976 career points and only needs 24 to become the 22nd member of the Murray State 1,000 Point Club.

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