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
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 6
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
UT 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 Ed 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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/5/2009
7:00pm
Bethel W 93–39 
RSEC (1,954)
Murray, KY
Regular Season
11/9/2009
10:00pm, ESPNU
No. 1 at No. 13 California*
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
L 75–70  0–1
Haas Pavilion (7,603)
Berkeley, CA
11/14/2009
7:00pm
No. 1 UMKC* W 92–54  1–1
RSEC (2,936)
Murray, KY
11/20/2009
3:00pm
No. 5 vs. James Madison*
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
W 71–43  2–1
U.S. Century Bank Arena (NA)
Miami, FL
11/22/2009
7:00pm
No. 5 vs. North Carolina Central*
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
W 84–61  3–1
U.S. Century Bank Arena (1,043)
Miami, FL
11/23/2009
6:00pm
No. 4 at FIU*
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
W 84–71  4–1
U.S. Century Bank Arena (905)
Miami, FL
12/28/2009
7:00pm
No. 4 Tennessee Wesleyan* W 108–49  5–1
RSEC (2,106)
Murray, KY
12/3/2009
6:00pm, ESPNU
No. 4 Eastern Kentucky W 62–60  6–1 (1–0)
RSEC (3,984)
Murray, KY
12/5/2009
7:30pm
No. 4 Morehead State W 86–56  7–1 (2–0)
RSEC (3,831)
Murray, KY
12/12/2009
3:00pm
No. 4 at East Tennessee State* W 61–57  8–1
MSHA Athletic Center (2,888)
Johnson City, TN
12/15/2009
7:00pm
No. 3 at Louisiana Tech* L 87–81  8–2
Thomas Assembly Center (1,911)
Ruston, LA
12/19/2009
2:00pm
No. 3 Chattanooga* W 73–62  9–2
RSEC (2,290)
Murray, KY
12/22/2010
8:00pm
No. 3 at Western Kentucky* L 83–72  9–3
E. A. Diddle Arena (5,576)
Bowling Green, KY
12/30/2010
7:00pm
No. 8 at SIU–Edwardsville* W 82–51  10–3
Vadalabene Center (1,912)
Edwardsville, IL
1/4/2010
7:30pm
No. 8 UT Martin W 83–59  11–3 (3–0)
RSEC (2,931)
Murray, KY
1/7/2010
6:00pm
No. 8 at Tennessee State W 80–59  12–3 (4–0)
Gentry Center (348)
Nashville, TN
1/9/2010
5:00pm, ESPN2
No. 6 at Austin Peay W 69–53  13–3 (5–0)
Dunn Center (4,203)
Clarksville, TN
1/11/2010
7:00pm
No. 6 Eastern Illinois W 75–59  14–3 (6–0)
RSEC (3,444)
Murray, KY
1/14/2010
7:30pm
No. 6 Jacksonville State W 92–68  15–3 (7–0)
RSEC (3,832)
Murray, KY
1/16/2010
7:30pm
No. 6 Tennessee Tech W 88–66  16–3 (8–0)
RSEC (4,837)
Murray, KY
1/21/2010
7:45pm
No. 5 at Eastern Illinois W 60–51  17–3 (9–0)
Lantz Arena (1,169)
Charleston, IL
1/23/2010
7:45pm
No. 5 at SE Missouri State W 80–61  18–3 (10–0)
Show Me Center (3,261)
Cape Girardeau, MO
1/27/2010
7:00pm
No. 5 SIU–Edwardsville* W 84–51  19–3
RSEC (3,060)
Murray, KY
1/30/2010
1:00pm
No. 5 at UT Martin W 77–45  20–3 (11–0)
Skyhawk Arena (1,129)
Martin, TN
2/4/2010
7:30pm
No. 5 Tennessee State W 76–54  21–3 (12–0)
RSEC (3,894)
Murray, KY
2/6/2010
7:30pm
No. 5 Austin Peay W 65–63  22–3 (13–0)
RSEC (6,017)
Murray, KY
2/11/2010
7:30pm
No. 4 at Tennessee Tech W 94–62  23–3 (14–0)
Eblen Center (4,221)
Cookeville, TN
2/13/2010
4:30pm
No. 4 at Jacksonville State W 75–67  24–3 (15–0)
Pete Mathews Coliseum (1,919)
Jacksonville, AL
2/16/2010
7:00pm
No. 4 SE Missouri State W 80–68  25–3 (16–0)
RSEC (3,698)
Murray, KY
2/20/2010
11:00am, ESPNU
No. 4 Morgan State*
ESPN Bracket Busters
W 75–66  26–3
RSEC (5,125)
Murray, KY
2/25/2010
7:00pm
No. 3 at vs. Morehead State L 70–65  26–4 (16–1)
Ellis Johnson Arena (5,103)
Morehead, KY
2/27/2010
1:00pm
No. 3 at Eastern Kentucky W 88–74  27–4 (17–1)
Alumni Coliseum (4,800)
Richmond, KY
2010 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
3/2/2010
7:00pm
No. 7 Tennessee State
Quarterfinals
W 84–51  28–4
RSEC (3,245)
Murray, KY
3/5/2010
6:00pm, ESPNU
No. 7 vs. Eastern Illinois
Semifinals
W 55–51  29–4
Bridgestone Arena (NA)
Nashville, TN
3/6/2010
7:00pm, ESPN2
No. 7 vs. Morehead State
Championship
W 62–51  30–4
Bridgestone Arena (3,530)
Nashville, TN
2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
3/18/2010
1:30pm, CBS
No. 6 (2) vs. No. (15) Vanderbilt*
West Region First Round
W 66–65  31–4
HP Pavilion (12,712)
San Jose, CA
3/20/2010
2:20pm, CBS
No. 6 (2) vs. No. 19 (7) Butler*
West Region Second Round
L 54–52  31–5
HP Pavilion (16,044)
San Jose, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time ( ) NCAA Tournament Seed.

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