The No. 21 Saint Mary's Gaels will be hitting the road on Saturday as they visit the No. 16 Murray St. Racers. This is a huge game for Saint Mary's and a big opportunity for them to make a statement and prove themselves as a legitimate national contender in NCAA men's basketball. Both teams enter the game scuffling just a bit. Murray State lost their first game of the year, but has rebounded since, while Saint Mary's has lost two of three after a 22-2 start to the season.
The game will be featured as an ESPN BracketBusters game on the flagship network. Here are all of the vital stats and info that you'll need to know.
Records: Saint Mary's currently holds a 23-4 overall record and are 12-2 in the WCC. Murray State has a record of 25-1, with a 12-1 OVC record.
Rankings: Saint Mary's is currently ranked at No. 21 on the AP polls and No. 16 in the ESPN/USA Today poll. Murray State, meanwhile is ranked at No. 16 on the AP poll and No. 14 on the ESPN/USA Today poll.
Location: The CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky
Time: 3:00 p.m. PT
TV: The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Your announcers will be Dave O'Brien and Dick Vitale.
Streaming: You can view the game online at espn3.com or listen to live audio of the game on SMCGaels.com
Home vs. Road: Saint Mary's holds a 6-2 road record this year. Murray State is 12-1 at home.
Series History: This is only the third meeting between the two teams and the first to not take place in Moraga. The Gaels won the first two matchups in 2004 and 2006.
Leading Scorers: Guard Matthew Dellavedova leads Gaels scorers with an average of 15.5 points per game. Stacy Wilson leads the Racers with 14.4 PPG.
Leading Rebounders: Forward Rob Jones leads Saint Mary's with 10.8 rebounds per game. LaTreze Mushatt's 5.6 rebounds are the best of any Murray State player.