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SINCE 1926 1662-905 (.647)

The 39th season of Murray St Basketball
Overall: 16-9 Home: 11-3 Road: 5-5 Neutral: 0-1 Conference: 11-3 (1st)
DateOpponentW/LScoreLocationNotes
12-2McKendreeW83-68 Murray
12-5OglethorpeW83-57 Murray
12-7BradleyL78-85 Murray
12-10Arkansas StateW93-63 Murray
12-14Tennessee-ChattanoogaW109-88 Murray
12-16Central MissouriW111-60 Murray
12-19West TexasL74-79 Murray
12-21DaytonL71-86 Dayton, OH
1-4Loyola (Louisiana)L88-105 New Orleans, LA
1-7Middle Tennessee State*W98-68 Murray
1-11Tennessee Tech*L67-70 Cookeville, TN
1-13Eastern Kentucky*L63-67 Richmond, KY
1-18Western Kentucky*W86-77 Murray
1-21East Tennessee State*L61-62

64.14 Vs ETSU 2OT box recap Wed, Jan 22, 1964 – 12 · The Paducah Sun (Paducah, Kentucky) · Newspapers.com MURRAY, Ky., Jan. 21 Murray State's hopes of capturing the Ohio Valley Conference championship suffered a severe blow here tonight when East Tennessee scored a thrilling 62-61 double-overtime victory over the Thoroughbreds. Back-to-back set shots by East Tennessee's Mac Stiltner In the second overtime period served as the knockout blow. Stiltner later cashed in on a pair of free throws that put the game out of reach for Murray. The loss leaves Murray with a meager 2-3 conference record. The Racers are the guest of Austin Peay Thursday night before clashing head-on with Morehead, league leader with an unblemished record. Murray was the superior team In the first half of the game, pushing ahead by as many as nine points at one time. But the Racers soon saw East Tennesse rebound to tally seven straight points and whittle the Racers' lead to only two, 35-33, at Intermission. The two OVC teams fought head-and-head during the second half of play and, with only seconds left and the score knotted 54-54, Murray's Jim Jennings missed a desperation shot that sent the game Into overtime. John Namciu bucketed a layup with 4:47 left in the extra period but East Tennessee's Cliff Gibson killed the shot with a Jumper some two minutes later and Murray, froze the ball for a last-second shot The shot this time was given to Gene Pendleton, who like Jennings, failed to put it through. Murray again suffered last-secondltis in the second overtime period. Trailing by the final score, the Racers played for a last shot and missed again. After Stumer's two free throws had put East Tennessee on top 62-57, Stu Johnson and Jennings hit back-to-back shots, the last coming with 32 seconds showing on the clock Murray fans, watched East Tennessee fail to score on its trip down court and Murray played for the final shot. . ? Stiltner led the scoring for East Tennessee with 15 points and teammate Gary Scheuerman chimed in with .12. Jennings was top scorer for Murray with 18, followed by "Pendleton with 16 and Johnson with 12. East Tennessee hit 31 percent from the field while Murray hit 37 percent.

EAST TENNESSEE G    F   T
Malone         3  2 - 3 8 
Fraizer        4  0 - 0 8 
Sheuerman      5  2 - 3 12 
Gibson         3  3 - 4 9 
Fox            1  0 - 0 2 
Stiltner       5  5 - 6 15 
Phillips       1  0 - 0 2 
Newbold        0  6 - 8 6 
Totals         22 18-24 62 
MURRAY STATE   G    F   T 
Jennings       8  2 - 3 18 
Johnson        6  0 - 2 12 
Namciu         3  3 - 4 9 
Pendleton      7  2 - 2 16 
Schlosser      1  0 - 0 2 
Walker         1  0 - 1 2 
Goheen         1  0 - 0 2 
Totals         27 7- 12 61 

Murray2OT
1-23Austin Peay State*W98-82 Clarksville, TN
1-25Morehead State*W102-89 Murray
2-6Arkansas StateL74-85 Jonesboro, AR
2-10Middle Tennessee State*W86-79 Murfreesboro, TN
2-15Eastern Kentucky*W93-87 Murray
2-19Austin Peay State*W69-68 Murray
2-22Western Kentucky*W85-77 Bowling Green, KY
2-24East Tennessee State*W96-76 Johnson City, TN
2-29Tennessee Tech*W88-82 Murray
3-7Morehead State*W89-84 Morehead, KY
3-10Loyola (Illinois)L91-101

64.25 Vs Loyola (Il) photo Wed, Mar 11, 1964 – 53 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · Newspapers.com


Box Score
 Loyola Chicago vs Murray State
 March 10, 1964 at McGaw Hall: Evanston, Ill 

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VISITORS: Murray State Racers 
                          TOT-FG        
## Player Name            FG-FGA FT-FTA REB PF PTS
   Jennings............    8-21   8-9   19  3  24
   Varnas..............   10-15   1-1   10  3  21
   Johnson.............    9-23   0-0    6  5  18
   Pendleton...........    7-15   1-1    4  3  15
   Schlosser...........    2-4    0-2    4  5   4
   Goheen..............    3-5    1-1    2  4   7
   Goebel..............    0-0    0-0    0  2   0
   Walker..............    1-3    0-0    2  2   2
                         
   Totals..............   40-86  11-14  53 26  91

TOTAL FG%   46.3%  
F Throw %   78.5%    


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HOME TEAM: Loyola Chicago Ramblers
                          TOT-FG  
## Player Name            FG-FGA FT-FTA REB PF  PTS  
   Rouse...............    6-14   4-8    11  4   16
   Miller..............   10-16   1-4     6  2   21
   Hunter..............    5-10   3-6    22  4   13
   Coleman.............    9-13   9-12    6  3   27
   Egan................    9-26   6-9     4  2   24
   Wood................    0-1    0-0     0  0    0
   Manzke..............    0-0    0-0     0  0    0
                           
   Totals..............   39-80  23-39   53 15  101   

TOTAL FG% 48.8%
F Throw % 58.9%    


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Officials: John Payak, Frank Cochran
Technical fouls: None
Attendance: 8,500
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Murray State..................   43   48    91
Loyola Chicago................   54   47   101

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The team that everybody felt sorry for - Murray (who didn't arrive here until 2 a.m. yesterday, after the flood prevented their travel by air) - brought the crowd to it's feet when it ripped into Loyola at the start and ran off a 21-8 lead in the first 12:45. A slick outfit, the Thoroughbreds sped ahead 11-4 in the first three minutes, giving a fortaste of things to come. Varnas and Johnson, especially, were nothing short of sensational. Down by 13 points, the tall and talented Ramblers then went to work and peeled off 31 points to Murray's eight in the next few minutes to go ahead 39-26 with 6:45 left. Miller, Egan and Coleman were the big lifters during the surge. After Loyola had grabbed a 39-26 lead, the crowd relaxed, figuring Murray had shot its bolt. However the Ohio Valley Conference champs weren't through. The battled back gamely and unbelievably, outscoring the defending champs 9-2 to cut the deficit to 41-37 before Loyola exploded again to go on top 54-43 at halftime. Referees John Payak and Frank Cochran awarded Loyola 21 free chances to Murray's five in the first half. The Chicago outfit made 14 of 21 while Murray made all five. In rebounds, Loyola had only a 29-24 halftime edge. The Ramblers' field goal advantage was only 20-19. Murray's dream of a gigantic upset disappeared in a downpour of Loyola baskets early in the second half. The Ramblers rambled ahead 64-46 but Murray cut it to 65-52. Loyola then gained a 20-point lead at 76-56 with 13 1/2 minutes left and the handwriting was on the wall. Fouls continued to haunt Murray as two starters, Schlosser and big Johnson, were whistled out with eight minutes to go. Johnson the 6-8 sophomore, got a rousing round of applause when he departed with 7:20 left and Loyola holding a 92-66 bulge. Murray still battled viciously, cutting the margin to 96-83 before Loyola sent it's first sub in with 2:04 left. Egan's two frees with 1:16 left enabled Loyola to hit the century mark at 100-85. Big scorers for Murray were Jim Jennings (24 points), Al Varnas (21), Stu Johnson (18), and Gene Pendleton (15). Loyola was led by soph Jim Coleman with 27, Johnny Egan added 24, Ron Miller 21, Vic Rouse 16 and Les Hunter 13.
64.25 Vs Loyola (Il) photo Wed, Mar 11, 1964 – 21 · The Paducah Sun (Paducah, Kentucky) · Newspapers.com 64.99 NCAA Photos Sun, Mar 15, 1964 – 38 · The Paducah Sun (Paducah, Kentucky) · Newspapers.com 64.99 NCAA Photos Sun, Mar 15, 1964 – 38 · The Paducah Sun (Paducah, Kentucky) · Newspapers.com

Evanston, ILNCAA Tournament
No OVC Tournament NCAA Tournament (0-1)

Roster and Stats

NameG - GSMinFGMFGAFG%3PA3PM3P%FTAFTMFT%ORDBRebPFAsTOBlStPtsPPG
Jim Jennings25 - 1743570.487 186142 0.763377 53 49019.6
Stewart Johnson25 - 1804020.445 7350 0.685344 69 41016.4
Gene Pendleton25 - 1533220.475 5527 0.49163 47 33313.3
Scott Schlosser23 - 901910.471 5031 0.62068 76 2119.2
Bennie Goheen23 - 35640.547 2217 0.77318 40 873.9
Al Varnas20 - 1002190.457 5838 0.65598 51 23811.9
Stan Walker20 - 15560.268 3723 0.62256 25 532.7
John Namciu18 - 902010.448 8659 0.68669 48 23913.3
Bob Goebel16 - 13290.448 1510 0.66723 22 362.3
Butch Hill11 - 10280.357 156 0.46717 9 262.4
Mark Graham9 - 3130.231 30 0.0002 4 60.7
Don Lawrence7 - 260.333 43 0.7506 8 71
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