#39 Murray State Racers: College Basketball 111 in 111

Murray State Racers

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

2011-12 was a banner year for the Murray State basketball program, posting a 31-2 overall record and winning their third straight Ohio Valley Conference.  Even though the Racers lose three starters and one key reserve, Steve Prohm returns All-American Isaiah Canaan and MSU is still the team to beat in the OVC.

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#89 Belmont Bruins: College Basketball 111 in 111

belmont cheerleaders

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

After dominating the Atlantic Sun Conference for the past two years, the Belmont Bruins make a slight move up to Ohio Valley Conference where they will try to compete with defending champ, Murray State.

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#66 Murray State Racers: College Basketball 111 in 111

murray state basketball

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Murray State Racers won their second straight Ohio Valley Conference regular season championship last year, but were upset in the Semifinals of the OVC Tournament and missed out on the league’s automatic bid into the Big Dance.  New head coach Steve Prohm has the pieces needed to cut down both sets of nets this March.

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