Once again, President Obama and I agree.
We both picked Murray State to upset Vanderbilt in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament yesterday.
And since there is a very good chance that I will devote a portion of this blog to my alma mater and East Region #1 seed University of Kentucky Wildcats — who also won their first-round game yesterday — I wanted to give Murray State a little love today.
I grew up, as many of you know, in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, which is a mere 45-minute drive from the Murray State campus. During high school, I spent a lot of time there, attending regional meetings for academic clubs and visiting my sister Lou Ann, who is a proud Murray State alum. (My brother Kent also received his degree from Murray a few years later.)
The Murray State Racers were no slackers coming into the tourney; they boast a 31-4 record this year. Many credit Racer Isacc Miles, who formerly played for Creighton, as the reason behind Murray’s appearance on the national stage.
Whatever the impetus, Butler had better be ready on Saturday ’cause the Murray State Racers are coming!
And they’ll have the entire state of Kentucky behind them.