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Murray State is Bracket Bustin’

The 2012 ESPN BracketBusters matchups were announced tonight and your undefeated Murray State Racers will be participating in the nationally televised event. The Racers will host St. Mary’s on Saturday, February 18 at 6:00 ET on either ESPN or ESPN 2. The 20-2 Gaels are ranked 16th in the AP Poll and 18th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

Murray State is 2-0 in televised BracketBuster games.

This game is very big in terms of seeding for the NCAA tournament — as the name of the event suggests. Win this one and it’ll be tough for the selection committee to undervalue Murray State, assuming they run the table in the OVC.

Go Racers.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

21 Comments for Murray State is Bracket Bustin’



  1. Mr. Meogy
    9:33 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    poop



  2. SagaciousMind
    9:33 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    I just think it sucks that out of all the teams, they give us St Marys. But luckily its a home game and the RSEC will be rocking, or whatever they changed the name to since I graduated. Go RACERS!!



  3. Mr. Meogy
    9:35 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    yes!!!! I hope murray state wins, and gets in a different bracket than UK and makes a run to the final four, Murray State is the state of Kentuckys ‘darkhorse’ team!!



  4. Paducah Patty
    9:35 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    GO RACERS!!!



  5. mjones16
    9:37 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    Actually it is Feb 18



  6. OWL-CAT-00
    9:47 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    If Murray State was to get upset in the OVC tournment will they still get in the big dance?



  7. BigBlueSkyDog
    9:49 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    I’d like to see Murray St in the St. Louis bracket and UK in the Atlanta bracket. Maybe if we’re lucky Murray St will draw Lousyville in the first or second round and have an easier route to St Louis.



  8. Hello McFly
    9:49 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    6. You do know they are ranked 9th in the country right?



  9. Alex
    9:53 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    I would love to see Murray lose to us in the title game.



  10. NKY_UK_fan
    9:58 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    Why would Murray St. want to play this game? If they lose, there goes their undefeated season and chance at a 5 seed.



  11. JCPostel
    10:04 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    Murray State is this years New Mexico. Losing in 2nd round. Despite great regular season, winning 2 games in march would still be a huge success.



  12. jdillonkidd
    10:07 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    KENTUCKY ANTHEM for tmros morning link!!?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nGwh2ybmfs BBN!!!!



  13. buster
    10:19 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink


  14. OWL-CAT-00
    10:29 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    I know they are ranked 9th in the polls but there has never been 2 teams out of the OVC in the tournment before. Would this be the year if Murray State was to lose their fist game in the conference tournment?



  15. jason
    11:35 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    14) That is false. The OVC got two teams in back in the 80’s.



  16. HackRichards
    5:55 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky VS. Murray State in the Title Game! That would be Fantastic!



  17. pete
    6:57 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    11…you obviously haven’t watched them this year. They are damn good and will be a final four contender.



  18. Bledsoe's Biceps
    7:18 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    10) Why so doubtful about Murray St in this game? 1) They agree to it because it gives them more national exposure on ESPN. That is huge for their program. 2) It will likely be the premier game of these bracket busters match ups which gets them even more hype. 3) It’s at home and they are very likely to win. 4) Even if they should lose, it won’t keep them out of the NCAA tournament. There are a lot more reasons to play it than not.



  19. Drew Bledsoe says Brady Sucks
    9:56 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    #7, what I’m sayin….



  20. catsfan74
    10:06 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks KSR for giving the Racers some extra exposure (even saying “your” Murray State Racers. I grew up in far western KY and graduated from Murray State. Murray has always had a great b-ball tradition, but this year is unlike anything I’ve seen (from an exposure level.) Go Racers…



  21. Drew Bledsoe says Brady Sucks
    10:29 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    What you said #20