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EKU Travels to Murray State for Thursday Showdown

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RICHMOND, Ky. – February 26, 2020

The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team travels to Murray State for a Thursday night showdown. Tip from the CFSB Center is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.

The game will stream live on ESPN+. The live radio broadcast of the game is available in the Richmond area on WCYO-100.7 FM, and can be heard worldwide on

EKU (14-15, 11-5 OVC) locked up a top-4 seed and first-round bye in the OVC Tournament with its 83-62 win over Tennessee State last Thursday night.

It is only the seventh time in program history the Colonels won 11 or more OVC games.

As of February 24, EKU was one of only 66 teams in the country with 11 or more conference wins.

Freshman Michael Moreno recorded his team-best fourth double-double of the season on Saturday versus Belmont (10 points, 10 rebounds). He also dished out a team-best four assists against the Bruins.

Murray State (20-8, 13-3 OVC) split last weekend on the road, losing to Eastern Illinois on Thursday before bouncing back to edge SIUE on Saturday.

The Racers enter the week in a three-way tie with Belmont and Austin Peay for first place in the OVC.

Tevin Brown paces Murray State offensively at 17.7 points-per-game.

This is the 169th all-time meeting between EKU and Murray State. The Racers lead the series, 106-62, and have won six straight over the Colonels.

EKU’s last win over Murray State was in the 2014 OVC Semifinals in Nashville (86-83).

EKU returns home to host rival Morehead State in its regular season finale on Saturday. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Senior Day will be celebrated before the game.

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