Murray State visits Middle Tenn.
Murray State (1-0) vs. Middle Tennessee (0-2)
Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Murray State pays visit to Middle Tennessee in an early season matchup. Murray State blew out Greenville by 78 at home on Sunday. Middle Tennessee lost 57-43 to East Tennessee State on Friday.
SENIOR STUDS: Middle Tennessee has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Donovan Sims, Jordan Davis, DeAndre Dishman and Dontrell Shuler have collectively accounted for 63 percent of all Blue Raiders points this season.DOMINANT DONOVAN: Sims has connected on 38.5 percent of the 13 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also made 100 percent of his foul shots this season.
A YEAR AGO: Murray State scored 85 and came away with a 33-point win over Middle Tennessee when these two teams faced off last year.
DID YOU KNOW: Murray State went 5-5 against non-conference programs last season. In those 10 games, the Racers gave up 64.2 points per game while scoring 70.1 per outing. Middle Tennessee went 1-9 in non-conference play, averaging 65.3 points and giving up 81.5 per game in the process.