Middle Tennessee at Murray State, 8:00 PM Eastern, ovcdigitalnetwork.com
Murrray, Kentucky is the site of tonight’s Under the Radar Game of the Day, as the Ohio Valley Conference’s Murray State Racers host Conference USA’s Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Both teams started the season with wins over non-Division I foes, making tonight’s game the first true test for these squads. The host Racers are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2016-17 campaign which saw them only win 8 games in OVC play. They do feature Jonathan Stark, one of the most prolific scorers in his conference, and arguably the entire nation. Stark topped the 30 point mark four times last season and could do so a lot more this year. Also keep an eye on Terrell Miller who notched a double-double in Friday afternoon’s opener.
Kermit Davis’ Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have appeared in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments, and scored a Round of 64 victory each time, upending 2 seed Michigan State in 2016 and knocking off Minnesota last year. Although the team was hit hard by graduation losses, they are expected to be right in the thick of things in CUSA this year, led by Giddy Potts and grad transfer Nick King. Tonight is a chance for the Blue Raiders to prove to the rest of their conference that they are still the team to beat in CUSA, as winning at Murray State is never an easy thing to do.