Women’s Basketball | 11/11/2022 4:26 p.m
appointment time): Nov 12, 2022 (2pm ET)
Location (venue): West Lafayette, Indiana (Mackey Arena)
Audio: WNBS 97.9 FM (PxP: Jeremy Rose)
TV: B1G+ (PxP: TBA, Analyst: TBA)
Live Stats: GoRacers.com
In-game Twitter: @RacersWBB
MUR record (Streak): 1-0 (1 won)
CBU Record (Streak): 1-0 (1 won)
Last MUR game: W 97-54 vs. Christian Brothers (11/10/22; Murray, Ky.)
PUR Last game: W 73-61 vs. Marshall (11/10/22; West Lafayette, Ind.)
All-Time Series vs. PUR (Streak): PUR leads 1-0 (1 lost)
All-Time Series in West Lafayette (Streak): PUR leads 1-0 (1 lost)
First date: L 25-71 (12/12/10; West Lafayette, Ind.)
Last meeting: L 25-71 (12/12/10; West Lafayette, Ind.)
Biggest MSU Win: —
Biggest MSU Loss: L25-71 [46 Pts.] (12/12/10; West Lafayette, Ind.)
Final Five vs. PUR: 0-1 (L—-)
Next game: November 19 vs. Chattanooga
Next home game: November 19 vs. Chattanooga
The Murray State women’s basketball team will travel to Indiana on Sunday for its first road test of the season in Purdue. Kick-off from Mackey Arena in West Lafayette is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. ET
series at a glance
Sunday marks just the second meeting between Murray State and Purdue. The two schools last met in 2010 when the Boilermakers defeated the Racers, 71-25, in West Lafayette.
Scouting The Boilermakers
Purdue won its season opener Thursday 73-61 against Marshall at home. The Boilermakers led by just four at the half and by five at the end of the third. However, Purdue knocked out the Thundering Herd in the fourth, beating them 15-8 in the final stanza to secure the win.
Purdue shot 45.8 percent from the ground Thursday and an impressive 37.9 percent from 3-point range. Meanwhile, Marshall was shooting 41.7 percent from the ground but only 22.2 percent from 3-point range. At the line, the Thundering Herd was 7-for-9 while Purdue was shooting just over 50 percent at 8-for-14.
Jeanae Terry was five points short of a triple-double Thursday as she finished the opener with five points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Caitlyn Harper led the Boilermakers with 17 points, while Jayla Smith came off the bench and added 16 points, and the duo of Madison Layden and Lasha Petree contributed 13 points each.
A win would be…
A win Thursday would give Murray State its first victory over a Power 5 team under head coach Real gymnasts and the first since the Racers defeated TCU in 1988. MSU is currently 16-74 all-time against current P5 teams and 0-5 all-time against Purdue’s conference Big 10.
A record breaking day
A total of 1,505 fans attended Thursday’s Education Day in partnership with the Murray Independent and Calloway County school districts. Tuesday’s attendance broke the previous record of 1,109 for a standalone women’s game set at last year’s Education Day.
opening the gates
The Racers opened their 56th season in women’s basketball on Thursday against the Christian Brothers and are now 23-33 at home in season openers all-time and 16-11 in the season opener. Additionally, in its current arena, the CFSB Center, MSU is 32-24 all-time on home opens and 17-8 on home opens. Now in her sixth season as head coach Real gymnasts is 3-3 all-time in season opens but 5-1 in home opens.
Pick up where she left off
For the third time in her career, Katelyn Young perfected 10 or more attempts at the free throw line on Thursday, going 10-for-10. With her 10 free throws on Thursday, Young has now made 34 consecutive free throws dating back to last season. Her current streak is the third-longest in program history, as her last goal against CBU took her past her own 33-free-throw streak from a season ago. The only two longer streaks belong to Young’s current teammate Macey Turley (45) and her current assistant coach Amber Guffey (44).