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The 24th season of Murray St Basketball
Overall: 13-12 Road: 5-7 Neutral: 5-7 Conference: 4-5
DateOpponentW/LScoreLocationNotes
12-3Kentucky WesleyanW
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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*L42-65MurrayThough it played Tennessee Tech in December, this apparently is Murray State's first official Ohio Valley Conference basketball game. OVC records show Murray State with 12 conference games and Tennessee Tech one, so it appears the Jan. 13 game was the first time Murray State and Tennessee Tech met in an OVC game.
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 - 00 6900 0139103 0.741000 85000 02419.6
Don Stephenson25 - 00 6500 08456 0.667000 66000 01867.4
Harold Loughary25 - 00 6300 08244 0.537000 77000 01706.8
Bennie Purcell25 - 00 5300 04831 0.689000 39000 01375.3
Zadia Herrold24 - 00 10700 08054 0.675000 44000 026811.2
Rex Alexander23 - 00 4200 04926 0.531000 46000 01104.8
Jim Frank23 - 00 2800 03423 0.676000 22000 0793.4
David Davis22 - 00 4100 05325 0.472000 43000 01074.9
Clifton Cavender14 - 00 2100 0207 0.350000 14000 0493.5
Melvin Deweese13 - 00 1300 01911 0.579000 19000 0372.8
Charles McKee13 - 00 1300 01510 0.667000 19000 0362.8
Gene Dick10 - 00 700 043 0.750000 10000 0171.4
Charles Lampley9 - 00 500 050 0.000000 5000 0101.1
Percy Clippard7 - 00 200 021 0.500000 5000 050.7
Louis Myers6 - 00 300 075 0.714000 2000 0111.8
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