Quotes: Murray State 81 - Southern Illinois 73



Southern Illinois head coach Barry Hinson

I thought the play of the game was Buchanan's two 3s, because he doesn't make 3s. We were trying to help on Miller.

Matt did a good job. He put the ball in Stark's hands. I thought we bothered the freshman point guard tonight. And Matt was good, he took him off the ball.

I'm encouraged for Murray State. I think Matt's got a good ball club. I'm excited for them. I'm excited for Racer fans. I think they have a much better ball than they had last year. They're sharing the ball. It doesn't look like they have a lot of egos. I think Racer fans have a lot to be encouraged about and I thought Matt and his staff did a great job tonight.

Murray State head coach Matt McMahon

I thought it was a great win for our team. We got a lot of contributions multiple people. I thought our offensive execution was really good in the second half. And our guys really stepped up and delievered.

Regarding Jalen Dupree's lack of minutes - Just coach's decision. I love Jalen Dupree. My expectations/standards for him are very high. He's going to be a terrific player for us. I expect big things from him moving forward.

Anthony and Shaq went 10-for-11 from the floor. I should have had Anthony out there more in the first half. Those two guys never take a play off and their energy is contagious. They bust their butt every second they're out there.

Coach Hinson did a good job. They were throwing some junk defense at us. And I though we adjusted well to it and we put Stark in some good situations. His 27 points will get a lot attention but he also had eight assists.

They out-toughed us in the first half. We looked like a team that hadn't played in a week. We were just a little sluggish, let the ball stick on one side of the floor too much. But our guys stepped up in the second half.

The Racers were a two point underdog coming into the game but they won by eight. They have out-performed the computer ratings in each of their first four games and are currently favored to win four of their next five games.

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