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Women’s Basketball | 24/11/2022 20:03:00

Meeting time): Sat, November 26, 2022 (12:00)
Opponent: Alabama A&M
Location(s): Normal, Alaska (AAMU Event Center)
Sound: WNBS 97.9 FM (PxP: Jeremy Rose)
TV: HBCUGO (PxP: Lou Holder; Analyst: Lawrence Molten; Sidekick: Nicole Hutchinson)
Live Stats:
Twitter in game: @RacersWBB
MUR Record (Streak): 2-1 (win 1)
AAMU Record (Series): 0-4 (lost 4)
MUR’s last game: Ps 59–56 vs. Chattanooga (11/19/22; Murray, Ky.)
AAMU’s last game: L 48-66 at North Alabama (11/22/22; Florence, AL)
All-Time Series vs. AAMU (Series): MUR leads 9-4 (won 1)
All-time streak in regular season (streaks): Series tied 3:3 (1 loss)
First meeting: W 61-59 (15/21/07 at AAMU)
Last meeting: W 66-40 (11/27/21 at MUR)
MSU’s Biggest Win: W 81-49 [32 Pts.] (14.11.16 at MUR)
MSU’s biggest loss: L 54-71 [17 Pts.] (12/1/17 at AAMU)
Last Five vs. AAMU: 3-2 (WLLWW)
Another game: November 30 at UT Martin
Another home game: December 3 vs. Southern Ind.

The Murray State women’s basketball team travels to Alabama A&M on Saturday in search of its first road win of the young season. Tip-off from the brand new AAMU Events Center in Normal is scheduled for noon.

Series At first glance
The Racers are 9-4 all-time against Alabama A&M and are 3-3 in Normal. The Racers snapped a two-game skid against the Bulldogs last season with a 66-40 victory in Murray. Murray State last played at Alabama A&M during Rachelle TurnerFirst season with Racers in 2017-18. The Bulldogs won the meeting 71-54 in what was Murray State’s last visit to historic TM Elmore Gymnasium.

Scouting The Bulldogs
The Bulldogs enter Saturday’s game at 0-4 on the season after falling 66-48 at North Alabama in Florence on Tuesday night.

Through four games, Alabama A&M is averaging 55.5 points per game on 32.2% shooting, while their opponents are averaging 75.8 points per game on 48.0% shooting.

Toni Grace currently leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 11.5 points per game, followed by Taylor Smith with 10.0 points per game. Amani Free leads Alabama A&M on the boards with 5.3 rebounds, followed by Jayla Cody and Darian Burgin with 4.8 and 4.5.

A win would…
A win Saturday would give Murray State its first back-to-back win of the season, as well as its first road win of the new year.

Doing Work On Line
Murray State currently boasts the top two active free throw shooters in Division I, by career percentage. Macey Turley is currently second among active players with a career free throw percentage of 88.9, while Katelyn Young is seventh at 86.0.

Are you accepting new members?
With two current Racers (Macey Turley & Katelyn Young) already members, the Murray State 1000-Point Club could soon expand. Alexis Burpo currently has 908 career points and needs just 92 to become the 22nd runner to join the elite club.

Serve & Protect
Murray State currently ranks second in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.04 with 17.7 assists per game, compared to just 8.7 turnovers per game. Colorado State currently leads the nation in the category at 2.46.

That new gym smell
After nearly 50 seasons at TM Elmore Gymnasium, Alabama A&M will usher in a new era on Saturday. After a bye with Elmore on Nov. 17 against Samford, the Bulldogs will play their first game in the new AMMU Event Center against the Racers on Saturday.


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