Racer Basketball Schedule Announced



After two amazing seasons in which the Murray State men's basketball team won a pair of Ohio Valley Conference regular season and tournament championships, appeared in two NCAA Tournaments and put the program into the national spotlight like never before, the Racers announced the schedule for the 2019-20 season.

Matt McMahon enters his fifth season as the head coach of the Racers. Murray State will play several close road games in the region allowing Racer fans to make short trips to attend. The Racers have a great home schedule at the CFSB Center where they're 29-3 over the last two seasons.

"We are thrilled that our 2019-20 schedule features 16 home games at the CFSB Center," McMahon said. "We are really looking forward to participating in the Gulf Coast Showcase over Thanksgiving week.  The tournament field is loaded with outstanding programs and we will get three great neutral court games in Florida. We will also be tested on the road with games at Tennessee, Missouri State, and another trip back to the Ford Center to face Evansville on December 21. We feel this challenging non-conference schedule will prepare us well for OVC play."

The Racers get the season going with an exhibition game against Martin Methodist (Nov. 4) at the CFSB Center.

The season opener has Southern University coming to the CFSB Center (Nov. 9) as the Racers begin their 22nd season at the arena.

MSU's first road contest is at Tennessee (Nov. 12), before they come home to host Brescia (Nov. 16) and Southern Illinois (Nov. 19).

OVC play begins at the CFSB Center when UT Martin and Southeast Missouri visit on Jan. 2 & 4.

The OVC Tournament once again goes to the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana where the Racers will try for their third consecutive title March 4-7, 2020.

2019-20 Murray State Men's Basketball Schedule

Nov. 4  Martin Methodist (Exhibition)   Home    CFSB Center

Nov. 9  Southern        Home    CFSB Center

Nov. 12 Tennessee       Away    Knoxville, Tenn.

Nov. 16 Brescia Home    CFSB Center

Nov. 19 Southern Illinois       Home    CFSB Center

Nov. 25 Gulf Coast Showcase vs La Salle Neutral Estero, Fla.

Nov. 26 Gulf Coast Showcase vs Weber State or Wright State      Neutral Estero, Fla.

Nov. 27 Gulf Coast Showcase vs Northeastern, South Alabama, Drake or Miami (OH) Neutral Estero, Fla.

Dec. 3          Missouri State  Away    Springfield, Mo.

Dec. 7  Middle Tennessee        Home    CFSB Center

Dec. 16 Kennesaw State  Home    CFSB Center

Dec. 21 Evansville      Away    Evansville, Ind.

Dec. 28 Cumberland      Home    CFSB Center

Jan. 2  *UT Martin      Home    CFSB Center

Jan. 4  *Southeast Missouri     Home    CFSB Center

Jan. 9  *Jacksonville State     Away    Jacksonville, Ala.

Jan. 11 *Tennessee Tech Away    Cookeville, Tenn.

Jan. 16 *UT Martin      Away    Martin, Tenn.

Jan. 18 *Southeast Missouri     Away    Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Jan. 23 *Belmont        Home    CFSB Center

Jan. 25 *Tennessee State        Home    CFSB Center

Jan. 30 *Eastern Illinois       Home    CFSB Center

Feb. 1  *SIUE   Home    CFSB Center

Feb. 6  *Belmont        Away    Nashville, Tenn.

Feb. 8  *Tennessee State        Away    Nashville, Tenn.

Feb. 13 *Austin Peay    Away    Clarksville, Tenn.

Feb. 15 *Morehead State Home    CFSB Center

Feb. 20 *Eastern Illinois       Away    Charleston, Ill.

Feb. 22 *SIUE   Away    Edwardsville, Ill.

Feb. 27 *Eastern Kentucky       Home    CFSB Center

Feb. 29 *Austin Peay    Home    CFSB Center

March 4-7       OVC Tournament  Neutral Evansville, Ind.

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