2018-2019 Murray State Racers

2018-2019 Murray State Racers Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
10 Tevin Brown Fr G 6-5 175 Sep 23, 1998 Fairhope (AL) United States Fairhope High School
11 Shaq Buchanan Sr G 6-3 190 Jan 30, 1997 Madison (MS) United States Madison Central High School
32 Darnell Cowart Jr F 6-8 280 Oct 16, 1998 Chicago (IL) United States Agua Fria High School
0 Mike Davis Jr F 6-7 210 Aug 22, 1998 East Brewton (AL) United States W.S. Neal High School
14 Jaiveon Eaves Jr SG 6-2 205 Feb 10, 1998 Madisonville (KY) United States Madisonville-North Hopkins High School
13 Devin Gilmore So F 6-6 200 Oct 16, 1997 Picayune (MS) United States Ridgeland High School
25 Jalen Johnson Fr G 6-1 180 Dec 30, 1999 Hopkinsville (KY) United States Hopkinsville High School
12 Ja Morant So G 6-3 175 Aug 10, 1999 Dalzell (SC) United States Crestwood High School
4 Brion Sanchious Sr SF 6-8 245 Jan 21, 1997 Oakland Park (FL) United States Northeast High School
24 Anthony Smith RS-Sr F 6-7 225 Mar 16, 1997 Suitland (MD) United States Potomac High School
1 DaQuan Smith RS-Fr PG 6-1 185 Dec 23, 1999 Holly Springs (MS) United States Holly Springs High School
22 Brion Whitley So SG 6-4 200 Jun 7, 1998 Sarasota (FL) United States Sarasota Christian High School
23 K.J. Williams Fr F 6-10 245 Sep 3, 1999 Cleveland (MS) United States Cleveland Central Catholic High School

Recent Murray State Racers History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2019-2020 23-9 (15-3) 1st (OVC) Runner Up N/A
2018-2019 28-5 (16-2) 1st (OVC) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2017-2018 26-6 (16-2) 1st (OVC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2016-2017 16-17 (8-8) 6th (OVC) 3rd Rnd N/A
2015-2016 17-14 (10-6) 5th (OVC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2014-2015 29-6 1st (OVC) Runner Up NIT 3rd Rnd
2013-2014 23-11 (13-3) 2nd (OVC) 3rd Rnd CIT Champion
2012-2013 21-10 (10-6) 4th (OVC) Runner Up N/A
2011-2012 31-2 (15-1) 1st (OVC) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2010-2011 24-9 (14-4) 1st (OVC) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2009-2010 31-5 (17-1) 1st (OVC) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2008-2009 19-12 (13-5) 2nd (OVC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2007-2008 18-13 (13-7) 2nd (OVC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2006-2007 16-14 (13-7) 2nd (OVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 24-7 (17-3) 1st (OVC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2004-2005 17-11 (11-5) 2nd (OVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2003-2004 28-6 (14-2) 2nd (OVC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2002-2003 17-12 (9-7) 4th (OVC) 2nd Rnd N/A

2018-2019 Murray State Racers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ja Morant The Wooden Award All American Team
Ja Morant Lute Olson Award
Ja Morant Bob Cousy (Best PG) Award
Ja Morant Consensus All-American First Team
Ja Morant NABC All-American First Team
Ja Morant NABC All-District (19) First Team
Ja Morant AP All-American First Team
Ja Morant USBWA All-American First Team
Ja Morant USBWA Player of the Week (Jan 20, 2019)
Ja Morant Sporting News All-American Second Team
Ja Morant OVC Player of the Year
Shaq Buchanan All-OVC First Team
Ja Morant All-OVC First Team
Ja Morant OVC Tournament MVP
Darnell Cowart OVC All-Tournament Team
Ja Morant OVC All-Tournament Team
Shaq Buchanan OVC Defensive Player of the Year
Darnell Cowart OVC All-Newcomer Team
Ja Morant OVC Player of the Week (Jan 21, 2019)
Ja Morant OVC Player of the Week (Dec 3, 2018)
Ja Morant OVC Player of the Week (Jan 14, 2019)
Ja Morant OVC Player of the Week (Feb 25, 2019)
Ja Morant OVC Player of the Week (Nov 26, 2018)
Ja Morant OVC Player of the Week (Jan 7, 2019)
Ja Morant OVC Player of the Week (Feb 18, 2019)
Ja Morant OVC Player of the Week (Dec 26, 2018)
Tevin Brown OVC Freshman of the Week (Nov 12, 2018)
Tevin Brown OVC Freshman of the Week (Dec 24, 2018)
Tevin Brown OVC Freshman of the Week (Dec 17, 2018)
K.J. Williams OVC Freshman of the Week (Jan 7, 2019)
Darnell Cowart OVC Newcomer of the Week (Feb 25, 2019)

2018-2019 Murray State Racers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Morant S. Buchanan T. Brown K. Williams D. Cowart
Rotation   J. Eaves D. Gilmore B. Sanchious  
Lim PT J. Johnson B. Whitley M. Davis A. Smith  
Lim PT D. Smith        

2018-2019 Murray State Racers Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ja Morant 33 36.6 24.5 5.7 10.0 1.8 0.8 5.2
Shaq Buchanan 33 33.4 13.0 4.2 1.7 1.8 0.5 1.2
Tevin Brown 33 32.8 11.8 4.7 2.3 1.1 0.6 1.1
Darnell Cowart 33 20.0 10.3 6.5 1.1 0.8 0.4 1.2
Anthony Smith 5 18.0 7.6 5.0 0.8 0.0 1.6 1.0
K.J. Williams 32 18.2 7.6 4.7 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7
Devin Gilmore 25 9.8 3.6 2.8 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.1
Jaiveon Eaves 30 10.1 3.5 0.9 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.4
Mike Davis 27 14.7 3.2 2.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.6
Brion Whitley 30 8.7 3.0 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.4
Brion Sanchious 33 18.4 2.7 2.9 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.9
DaQuan Smith 3 4.7 1.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.7
Jalen Johnson 19 2.9 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1

2018-2019 Murray State Racers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Matt McMahon Head Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (Murray State, 2011 to 2015)
Shane Nichols Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (Hofstra, 2013 to 2015)
Tim Kaine Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (Georgia Southern, 2014 to 2015)
Casey Long Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (VCU, 2016 to 2017)
Michael Chapman Assistant Coach 2018-2019 N/A
Crystal Morrow Assistant to the Head Coach 2018-2019 N/A
Velvet Milkman Athletic Director 2018-2019 N/A
Eric Frederick Head Athletic Trainer 2015-2016 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Murray State, 1993 to 2015)