Racers head to Alabama A&M on Saturday

Women’s Basketball | 11/24/2022 8:03:00 p.m

appointment time): Sat., 26.11.2022 (12 p.m.)
Opponent: Alabama A&M
Location (venue): Normal, Alabama (AAMU Event Center)
Audio: WNBS 97.9 FM (PxP: Jeremy Rose)
TV: HBCUGO (PxP: Lou Holder; Analyst: Lawrencia Molten; Sideline: Nicole Hutchinson)
Live Stats: GoRacers.com
In-game Twitter: @RacersWBB
MUR record (Streak): 2-1 (1 won)
AAMU Record (Streak): 0-4 (4 lost)
Last MUR game: W 59-56 vs. Chattanooga (11/19/22; Murray, Ky.)
Last AAMU game: L 48-66 in North Alabama (11/22/22; Florence, Alabama)
All-Time Series vs. AAMU (Streak): MUR leads 9-4 (win 1)
All-Time Streaks in Normal (Streak): Series draw 3-3 (Lost 1)
First date: W 61-59 (15/21/07 at AAMU)
Last meeting: W 66-40 (11/27/21 at the MUR)
Biggest MSU Win: W 81-49 [32 Pts.] (11/14/16 at the MUR)
Biggest MSU Loss: L 54-71 [17 Pts.] (12/1/17 at AAMU)
The last five against AAMU: 3-2 (WLLWW)
Next game: 30 Nov at UT Martin
Next home game: 3 Dec vs. Southern Ind.

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

series at a glance
The Racers are 9-4 all-time against Alabama A&M and 3-3 in Normal. The Racers slipped away last season with a 66-40 win at Murray in two games against the Bulldogs. Murray State last played at Alabama A&M during Real gymnasts‘s first season with the Racers in 2017-18. The Bulldogs won that meet, 71-54, in Murray State’s recent visit to historic TM Elmore High School.

Exploring the Bulldogs
The Bulldogs enter the season 0-4 Saturday after falling 66-48 in Florence on Tuesday night in North Alabama.

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

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

A win would be…
A win on Saturday would give Murray State a back-to-back win for the first time this season, as well as their first road win of the new year.

Working on the line
Murray State currently has two of the top active free-throw shooters in Division I based on career percentage. Macey Turley is currently second among active players with a career free throw ratio of 88.9 while Katelyn Young is seventh with 86.0.

Admission of new members?
With two current racers (Macey Turley and Katelyn Young) already members, the Murray State 1,000-Point Club could soon expand. Alexis Burpo currently has 908 career points and needs just 92 to become the 22nd racer to join the elite club.

Serve & Protect
Murray State currently ranks second in the nation in assists-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 with a 2.46.

That new gym smell
After nearly 50 seasons at TM Elmore High School, a new era begins for Alabama A&M Saturday. After saying goodbye to Elmore vs Samford on Nov. 17, the Bulldogs will play their first game at the new AMMU Event Center against the Racers on Saturday.