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The 24th season of Murray St Basketball
Overall: 13-12 Home: 8-3 Road: 5-7 Neutral: 0-2 Conference: 3-9 (6th)
DateOpponentW/LScoreLocationNotes
12-3Kentucky WesleyanW56-49

Box Score
Murray St vs Kentucky Wesleyan 
Dec 3, 1948 at Murray, Ky 

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VISITORS: Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers
## Player Name            FG FT PF  TP  
   Wheeler............. f  2  0  0   4
   Cassell............. f  6  1  1  13
   Snedegar............ c  4  1  1   9
   Le Forge............ g  3  0  5   6
   Woods............... g  4  4  5  12
   Magan............... g  0  0  1   0
   Curtis.............. g  1  0  0   2
   Christopher......... c  1  1  4   3
   Totals..............   21  7 17  49 


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HOME TEAM: Murray State Thoroughbreds
## Player Name            FG FT PF  TP
   Herrold............. f  0  0  0   0
   Snow................ f  1  0  1   2
   Dewees.............. c  3  3  0   9
   Stephenson.......... g  4  1  1   9
   Frank............... f  1  2  0   4
   Cavender............ g  4  0  2   8
   Alexander........... f  2  4  2   8
   Loughary............ g  2  0  2   4
   Purcell............. g  4  2  2  10 
   Totals..............   21 14 10  56


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Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Kentucky Wesleyan.............   27   22   49
Murray State..................   28   28   56

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Murray Tops Wesleyan

Murray, Ky., Dec. 3 (AP) Murray State College's Thoroughbreds opened their basketball season here tonight by edging Kentucky Wesleyan 56-49. The Wesleyan Panthers from Winchester grabbed an early lead but two minutes before the first half ended Murray forged ahead 28-27. Forward Rex Alexander sank two goals to put Murray in front. The lead changed hands frequently in the second half. Little Bennie Purcell, 150-pound Murray guard, led the Thoroughbreds with 10 points. Forward Glenn Cassell of Wesleyan was high-point man of the game with 13. From the Louisville Courier-Journal 4 Dec 1948 pg 12

MurrayBennie Purcell's first game.
12-4Austin Peay StateW66-49Clarksville, TN
12-8Southeast Missouri StateW55-51Cape Girardeau, MO
12-10Middle Tennessee StateW68-50Murray
12-11Tennessee TechW75-58Cookeville, TN
12-16Austin Peay StateW60-52Murray
12-17Delta StateW65-33Murray
12-29Connecticut TeachersL53-56Terre Haute, INMid-West Tournament
1-5Middle Tennessee StateW43-38Murfreesboro, TN
1-8Eastern Kentucky*L42-65MurrayAs Tennessee Tech was not admitted to the OVC until Dec 12, 1948 this is the first official OVC game for Murray.
1-11Evansville*W56-54Murray
1-13Tennessee Tech*W67-53Murray
1-15Eastern Kentucky*L40-43Richmond, KY
1-17Marshall*L78-82Huntington, WV
1-18Morehead State*L54-70Morehead, KY
1-22Morehead State*W86-59Murray
1-25Southeast Missouri StateW68-55Cape Girardeau, MO
1-28Louisville*L63-83Louisville, KY
2-2Memphis StateW56-52Murray
2-5Western Kentucky*L47-61Bowling Green, KY
2-8Louisville*L59-66Murray
2-10Evansville*L51-68Evansville, IN
2-14Western Kentucky*L54-73Murray
2-16Memphis StateL60-62Memphis, TN
2-23Eastern KentuckyL41-73Louisville, KYOVC Tournament
First season of OVC OVC Tournament: Quarterfinals

Roster and Stats

NameG - GSMinFGMFGAFG%3PA3PM3P%FTAFTMFT%ORDBRebPFAsTOBlStPtsPPG
Charles Snow25 - 69 139103 0.741 85 2419.6
Don Stephenson25 - 65 8456 0.667 66 1867.4
Harold Loughary25 - 63 8244 0.537 77 1706.8
Bennie Purcell25 - 53 4831 0.689 39 1375.3
Zadia Herrold24 - 107 8054 0.675 44 26811.2
Rex Alexander23 - 42 4926 0.531 46 1104.8
Jim Frank23 - 28 3423 0.676 22 793.4
David Davis22 - 41 5325 0.472 43 1074.9
Clifton Cavender14 - 21 207 0.350 14 493.5
Melvin Deweese13 - 13 1911 0.579 19 372.8
Charles McKee13 - 13 1510 0.667 19 362.8
Gene Dick10 - 7 43 0.750 10 171.4
Charles Lampley9 - 5 50 0.000 5 101.1
Percy Clippard7 - 2 21 0.500 5 50.7
Louis Myers6 - 3 75 0.714 2 111.8
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