2009–10 Murray State Racers men's basketball team

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2009–10 Murray State Racers men's basketball
Murray State Racers Wordmark.gif
OVC Regular Season and Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
2009–10 record 31–5 (17–1 OVC)
Head coach Billy Kennedy
Assistant coach Amir Abdur-Rahim
Assistant coach Isaac Chew
Assistant coach Steve Prohm
Home arena Regional Special Events Center
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Murray State 17 1   .944     31 5   .861
Morehead State 15 3   .833     24 11   .686
Eastern Illinois 11 7   .611     19 12   .613
Austin Peay 11 7   .611     17 15   .531
Eastern Kentucky 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
Tennessee Tech 8 10   .444     15 17   .469
Jacksonville State 7 11   .389     11 19   .367
Tennessee State 6 12   .333     9 23   .281
Southeast Missouri State 3 15   .167     7 23   .233
Tennessee–Martin 1 17   .056     4 25   .138
2010 OVC Tournament winner
As of March 22, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Murray State Racers men's basketball team represented Murray State University in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was head coach Billy Kennedy's fourth season at Murray State. The Racers competed in the Ohio Valley Conference and played their home games at the Regional Special Events Center, also known simply as the RSEC. They finished the season 31–5, 17–1 in OVC play to capture the regular season championship. They also won the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. They earned a 13 seed in the West Region where they upset 4 seed and AP #21 Vanderbilt in the first round before losing to 5 seed and AP #11 Butler in the second round.

Roster[edit]

Source[1]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
0 Isaac Miles 6'2" 205 G Jr. Kansas City, MO, U.S. Bishop Miege HS
1 B.J. Jenkins 6'0" 180 G Jr. Virginia Beach, VA, U.S. Green Run HS
2 Edward Daniel 6'7" 220 F Fr. Birmingham, AL, U.S. Woodlawn HS
3 Isaiah Canaan 6'0" 175 G Fr. Biloxi, MS, U.S. Biloxi HS
10 Jordan Burge 5'11" 170 G Fr. Mayfield, KY, U.S. Northside Baptist Christian
11 Donte Poole 6'3" 185 G So. Las Vegas, NV, U.S. Mojave HS
12 Danero Thomas 6'4" 190 F Sr. New Orleans, LA, U.S. Mount Zion Christian Academy
14 Picasso Simmons 6'0" 170 G Jr. Gallatin, TN, U.S. Lee Academy
22 Jeffery McClain 6'6" 230 F Jr. Hickman, KY, U.S. Fulton County HS
Three Rivers CC
23 A.J. Wilson 6'8" 215 F Jr. St. Paul, MN, U.S. Saint Bernard's HS
Northeastern JC (CO)
33 Jewuan Long 6'1" 180 G So. Jackson, TN, U.S. Liberty Tech HS
42 Ivan Aska 6'7" 230 F So. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, U.S. Boyd H. Anderson HS
43 Tony Easley 6'9" 200 F Sr. Auburn, AL, U.S. Auburn HS
50 Georges Fotso 6'8" 240 F Sr. Douala, Cameroon Piney Woods HS

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[2]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/5/2009 7:00pm Bethel RSECMurray, KY W 93–39  1,954
Regular Season
11/9/2009* 10:00pm at #13 California Haas PavilionBerkeley, CA
(Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic)
ESPNU L 75–70  7,603 0–1
11/14/2009* 7:00pm Missouri–Kansas City RSEC • Murray, KY W 92–54  2,936 1–1
11/20/2009* 3:00pm vs. James Madison U.S. Century Bank ArenaMiami, FL
(Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic)
W 71–43  NA 2–1
11/22/2009* 7:00pm vs. North Carolina Central U.S. Century Bank Arena • Miami, FL
(Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic)
W 84–61  1,043 3–1
11/23/2009* 6:00pm at Florida International U.S. Century Bank Arena • Miami, FL
(Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic)
W 84–71  905 4–1
12/28/2009* 7:00pm Tennessee Wesleyan RSEC • Murray, KY W 108–49  2,106 5–1
12/3/2009 6:00pm Eastern Kentucky RSEC • Murray, KY ESPNU W 62–60  3,984 6–1 (1–0)
12/5/2009 7:30pm Morehead State RSEC • Murray, KY W 86–56  3,831 7–1 (2–0)
12/12/2009* 3:00pm at East Tennessee State MSHA Athletic CenterJohnson City, TN W 61–57  2,888 8–1
12/15/2009* 7:00pm at Louisiana Tech Thomas Assembly CenterRuston, LA L 87–81  1,911 8–2
12/19/2009* 2:00pm Chattanooga RSEC • Murray, KY W 73–62  2,290 9–2
12/22/2010* 8:00pm at Western Kentucky E. A. Diddle ArenaBowling Green, KY L 83–72  5,576 9–3
12/30/2010* 7:00pm at SIU–Edwardsville Vadalabene CenterEdwardsville, IL W 82–51  1,912 10–3
1/4/2010 7:30pm UT–Martin RSEC • Murray, KY W 83–59  2,931 11–3 (3–0)
1/7/2010 6:00pm at Tennessee State Gentry CenterNashville, TN W 80–59  348 12–3 (4–0)
1/9/2010 5:00pm at Austin Peay Dunn CenterClarksville, TN ESPN2 W 69–53  4,203 13–3 (5–0)
1/11/2010 7:00pm Eastern Illinois RSEC • Murray, KY W 75–59  3,444 14–3 (6–0)
1/14/2010 7:30pm Jacksonville State RSEC • Murray, KY W 92–68  3,832 15–3 (7–0)
1/16/2010 7:30pm Tennessee Tech RSEC • Murray, KY W 88–66  4,837 16–3 (8–0)
1/21/2010 7:45pm at Eastern Illinois Lantz ArenaCharleston, IL W 60–51  1,169 17–3 (9–0)
1/23/2010 7:45pm at SE Missouri State Show Me CenterCape Girardeau, MO W 80–61  3,261 18–3 (10–0)
1/27/2010* 7:00pm SIU–Edwardsville RSEC • Murray, KY W 84–51  3,060 19–3
1/30/2010 1:00pm at UT–Martin Skyhawk ArenaMartin, TN W 77–45  1,129 20–3 (11–0)
2/4/2010 7:30pm Tennessee State RSEC • Murray, KY W 76–54  3,894 21–3 (12–0)
2/6/2010 7:30pm Austin Peay RSEC • Murray, KY W 65–63  6,017 22–3 (13–0)
2/11/2010 7:30pm at Tennessee Tech Eblen CenterCookeville, TN W 94–62  4,221 23–3 (14–0)
2/13/2010 4:30pm at Jacksonville State Pete Mathews ColiseumJacksonville, AL W 75–67  1,919 24–3 (15–0)
2/16/2010 7:00pm SE Missouri State RSEC • Murray, KY W 80–68  3,698 25–3 (16–0)
2/20/2010* 11:00am Morgan State RSEC • Murray, KY
(ESPN Bracket Busters)
ESPNU W 75–66  5,125 26–3
2/25/2010 7:00pm at Morehead State #T-36 Ellis Johnson ArenaMorehead, KY L 70–65  5,103 26–4 (16–1)
2/27/2010 1:00pm at Eastern Kentucky #T-36 Alumni ColiseumRichmond, KY W 88–74  4,800 27–4 (17–1)
2010 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
3/2/2010 7:00pm Tennessee State #38 RSEC • Murray, KY
(Quarterfinals)
W 84–51  3,245 28–4
3/5/2010 6:00pm vs. Eastern Illinois #38 Bridgestone Arena • Nashville, TN
(Semifinals)
ESPNU W 55–51  NA 29–4
3/6/2010 7:00pm vs. Morehead State #38 Bridgestone Arena • Nashville, TN
(Championship)
ESPN2 W 62–51  3,530 30–4
2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
3/18/2010* 1:30pm vs. #21 (4) Vanderbilt #(13) HP PavilionSan Jose, CA
(West Region First Round)
CBS W 66–65  12,712 31–4
3/20/2010* 2:20pm vs. #11 (5) Butler #(13) HP Pavilion • San Jose, CA
(West Region Second Round)
CBS L 54–52  16,044 31–5
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. All times are in Central Time ( ) NCAA Tournament Seed.

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