Belmont earned this year's first NCAA tournament invite when the Bruins ended the nation's second-longest win streak in knocking off Murray State via a Taylor Barnette three-pointer with four seconds remaining. The shot topped a madcap final three minutes in which Belmont lost two leads and found themselves down to…
The Ohio Valley Conference is having its moment. Last night Murray State won the CollegeInsider.com tournament while Eastern Kentucky's Marcus Lewis won the college slam dunk contest, and tonight the conference hosts the women's Final Four in Nashville.
He's got Ben Wallace hair, and in the second half of Murray State's third-round matchup with Marquette Racer Ed Daniel's been playing defense like Wallace as well. Just check out these two blocks—especially the second, which is flat nasty. [CBS]
Congratulations to the Murray State Racers, who in beating Tennessee State 54-52 won the Ohio Valley tournament and punched their ticket to the dance. [ESPN2]
A technical foul called on Murray State's Ed Daniel—one that resulted from a clear flop that the referees had ample time to view on replay—helped Tennessee State upset Murray State and end the Racers' dream of an undefeated season.
Don't know who's in the ESPNU booth for the Louisville/Murray State game, but the guy's flat-out right. Players should not worry about play cocks, what with so much else going on in the first game of the season.
Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. If you're flying over these states today, the bonfires will light your way to whatever godless coastal sinhole you've sold your soul to live in. Butler-Murray State; Ohio-Tennessee. Get some.
In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like anyone who had a few free hours to skip and/or slack off work yesterday, because they were richly rewarded for their non-efforts. (Unless they weren't.)
Vandy is on upset alert as they take on the Ohio Valley Conference champion Murray State Racers. Comments addressing the matter of which school has the superior psychology program are welcome.
North Carolina Tar Heels (22-7) vs. Murray State (24-6).
When: Friday, 9:40 p.m. ET
Where: Dayton, Ohio.
1. They Think They're An Ivy League School. Murray State bills itself as "Kentucky s Public Ivy," which is a little like billing yourself as "World s Tallest Little Person." For a school that guarantees admission to any Kentucky graduating senior who scores an 18 composite on their ACT (SAT equivalent: A Vince…