RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

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RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by RacerPreacher » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:07 pm

For what it's worth ESPN has the Racers with a 90.9% chance of winning on Thursday night against Eastern. Now comes the hard work of making it happen. We need a solid performance from all of the guys this week. Hopefully we have gotten the sloppy play at the end of the game out of our system on this past road trip.
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by smidge34 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:01 am

They’re gonna get up in the faces of our ball handlers and press us all night long. Have to limit turnovers and shoot our average or better from 3. This game should be a battle start to finish.
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by 02Racer » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:52 am

I’ll feel safe if we have a 50 point lead with under a minute to play.
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by 75Fan » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:06 pm



Here's the adjusted player ratings
going into this game.....

TEVIN BROWN		144.4837




JOMARU BROWN		104.5303

K. J. WILLIAMS		 98.7010

TY TAYLOR		 86.0283
ANTHONY SMITH		 82.5920

JAIVEON EAVES		 77.3727
MICHAEL MORENO		 72.0299
TRE KING		 70.6536

DAQUAN SMITH		 68.5000

LACHLAN ANDERSON	 58.2309
DEMOND ROBINSON		 50.7267

RUSSHARD CRUICKSHANK	 47.0468
DEVIN GILMORE		 46.5756
DARIUS HICKS		 40.9922
CHICO CARTER, JR.	 40.3769

DARNELL COWART		 39.2773
JACQUESS HOBBS		 38.3649
HOUSTON KING		 32.1601


CAMERON CARMICAL	 14.9480
TARIQ BALOGUN		 12.6862
NOAH KAMBA		 12.1008

JASON HOLLIDAY		  7.9354
MASON COOPER		  7.6019
RODRIGUEZ THOMAS	  4.2546


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Here's my prediction for this game.....

STAT		MURRAY STATE	E. KENTUCKY
FGM		28		23
FGA		60		57
FG%		46.67		40.35
				
3PM		7		8
3PA		21		22
3P%		33.33		36.36
				
FTM		17		13
FTA		23		18
FT%		73.91		72.22
				
OR		12		9
DR		29		20
REB		41		29
				
FLS		17		18
				
AST		15		11
TOS		15		14
				
BLK		3		3
STL		6		7
				
PTS		80		67


Adjusting for home-court advantage,
leaves a final predicted outcome of
82 - 65, in favor of..... 

Murray State!!!


And Hey!.....Go Racers!!!
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by JoeD » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:17 pm

Eastern does everything that we have struggled with this season. This could be a tough game. We will know if the Racer are for real tomorrow
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by SwedeDRC » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:34 am

Great minds think alike 75. Vegas opened at Good Guys -11.5 and is there now at various books...I know your spread is higher but double digit lines from both parties is a good thing I think.
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by RacerPreacher » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:32 am

SwedeDRC wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:34 am
Great minds think alike 75. Vegas opened at Good Guys -11.5 and is there now at various books...I know your spread is higher but double digit lines from both parties is a good thing I think.
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I'll take a 10 to 12 point win tonight and be happy. Just hope this team has learned it's lesson about relaxing with a lead at the end of a game. Seems like we play better if we never get a big lead. They stay focused in a tight game where they have been making boneheaded plays with bigger leads.
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by msugrad1988 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:47 am

RacerPreacher wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:32 am
SwedeDRC wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:34 am
Great minds think alike 75. Vegas opened at Good Guys -11.5 and is there now at various books...I know your spread is higher but double digit lines from both parties is a good thing I think.
Go Racers!
I'll take a 10 to 12 point win tonight and be happy. Just hope this team has learned it's lesson about relaxing with a lead at the end of a game. Seems like we play better if we never get a big lead. They stay focused in a tight game where they have been making boneheaded plays with bigger leads.
Amen to that!
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by runningracer » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:55 am

I will be glad for a one point win, given the level of competition. This is not the type of EKU team we have seen recently.
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by BigD21 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:00 pm

runningracer wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:55 am
I will be glad for a one point win, given the level of competition. This is not the type of EKU team we have seen recently.
This is true and even so we've really only had one easy victory at home vs. EKU in the last thirteen years or so.
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by 02Racer » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:23 pm

Where’s Nell?
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Post by murraygrad05 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:07 pm

Broken record here but we absolutely have to start hitting our free throws.
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Post by Handicap » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:08 pm

murraygrad05 wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:07 pm
Broken record here but we absolutely have to start hitting our free throws.
and our point blank shots
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by sparekracer » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:11 pm

Was the score on TV wrong?

At the 2:11 mark, the score was 23-27 - the EKU player made the shot, Eaves fouled him, and before he took the free throw (which he missed) it was 26-27.
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by Handicap » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:12 pm

sparekracer wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:11 pm
Was the score on TV wrong?

At the 2:11 mark, the score was 23-27 - the EKU player made the shot, Eaves fouled him, and before he took the free throw (which he missed) it was 26-27.
yeah but they corrected it during the next timeout
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by runner67 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:18 pm

Tevin Brown 0-2, 0 points first half. What the heck is going on with this team?!?!
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by racerpower » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:34 pm

Maybe peaked to early.
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by murraygrad05 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:37 pm

Maybe a timeout...
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by Handicap » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:39 pm

idk why chico isn't at point rn. The offense did so much better with him out there a daquan at the 2 or 3.

Also why is eaves not shooting it more? He was on fire earlier and even in the 2nd half, yet he keeps trying to drive into 3 defenders. Just stop and pop man
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Re: RACERS vs. Eastern Kentucky Game Thread

Post by murraygrad05 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:56 pm

If there’s anything I’ve learned so far this game is that I’d hate to have to play this team again in the tournament.
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