Halftime Report

Fortunes may be turning around for Murray State after losing three in a row. They have jumped out to a quick 42-32 lead against Bradley.

Murray State came into the matchup with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Bradley Braves @ Murray State Racers

Current Records: Bradley 6-0, Murray State 2-3

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: CFSB Center -- Murray, Kentucky
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  • Ticket Cost: $33.08

What to Know

The Bradley Braves and the Murray State Racers will face off in a Missouri Valley clash at 8:00 p.m. ET on November 29th at CFSB Center. Murray State is crawling into this contest hobbled by three consecutive losses, while Bradley will bounce in with six consecutive wins.

Last Saturday, the Braves beat the Catamounts 79-70. With that victory, Bradley brought their scoring average up to 75.5 points per game.

Multiple players turned in solid performances to lead Bradley to victory, but perhaps none more so than Darius Hannah, who scored 17 points along with 6 rebounds. Less helpful for Bradley was Duke Deen's abysmal 0-5 three-point shooting.

Meanwhile, the point spread may have favored Murray State last Wednesday, but the final result did not. They took a 67-57 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Mountaineers.

Despite the loss, Murray State had strong showings from Brian Moore Jr., who scored 18 points, and Nick Ellington, who scored 10 points along with 8 rebounds and 3 steals.

The Braves pushed their record up to 6-0 with that victory, which was their third straight at home. Those good results were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 79.0 points per game. As for the Racers, they now have a losing record at 2-3.

Looking forward to Wednesday, Bradley is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 3.5 points. They might be worth a quick bet since they've covered the spread the last six times they've played.

Some high-performance offense is likely on the agenda as Bradley and Murray State are some of the highest scoring teams in the league. Bradley hasn't had any problem running up the score this season, having averaged 75.5 points per game. However, it's not like Murray State struggles in that department as they've been even better at 77.6 per game. With both teams so easily able to put up points, the only question left is who can run up the score up higher Check CBS Sports after the match for a full breakdown of the game, commentary, and other NCAA Basketball content.


Bradley is a 3.5-point favorite against Murray State, according to the latest college basketball odds.

Bettors have moved against the Braves slightly, as the game opened with the Braves as a 5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 138.5 points.

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Series History

Murray State and Bradley both have 1 win in their last 2 games.

  • Feb 11, 2023 - Bradley 83 vs. Murray State 48
  • Jan 04, 2023 - Murray State 67 vs. Bradley 58

Injury Report for Murray State

  • Alden Applewhite: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
  • John McCrear: Out for the Season (Redshirt)

Injury Report for Bradley

No Injury Information