Coming into the 2012-13 college basketball season, the Murray State Racers were expected to make the NCAA tournament this season after winning over 30 games last year, but they just lost to the Belmont Bruins in the OVC tournament championship, eliminating any chances of them dancing this year.
It is to0 bad that the Racers will not be in the dance because the tourney will not have one of the best players in the nation in it. Isaiah Canaan is one of the most lethal scorers in college basketball and he averaged 21.8 points per game this year. Canaan was a senior and came up just short of making the dance.
Belmont was the favorite coming into the game and would have likely recieved an NCAA tournament bid even with a loss against Murray State, but the same cannot be said about the Racers.
Murray State finished with 10 losses on the year and although the 21 victories were good, the Racers do not have the resume to earn them an at-large bid. Not even by a long shot because this team was considered a bubble team by no one.
The Racers have been a very exciting team to watch over the last couple of years, but life will have to go on after Isaiah Canaan whether if the team or the fans want that or not.
Murray State is out and the Belmont Bruins are in. Okay bubble teams, you can breath once again. With a victory, the Racers would have definitely stollen an at-large bid from an actual bubble team.