Murray State volleyball heads to its first Missouri Valley Conference tournament in Evansville on Sunday. The four-day event takes place at Meeks Family Fieldhouse on the University of Evansville campus.

The Racers enter the tournament as the seventh team, set to face sixth-seeded Valparaiso in the first round of the tournament. In their first regular season at The Valley, the Racers went 8-10 in the league and 12-16 overall. The Racers enter the MVC Tournament on a streak after winning three of their last five games.

Murray State vs. Valparaiso

Friday November 20 | 6 p.m.
Live Statistics | ESPN+

Quick Notes on Murray State

  • Murray ended the regular season with a 3-1 win over Belmont and split his season streak.
  • The Racers have also shared their streak with Valparaiso this season, with the Racers winning 3-1 in their last home encounter.
  • Murray went 8-10 in the MVC, clinching the seventh seed after their 3-0 win over Indiana State on Nov. 12.

Team Stats

  • Murray is one of the best defensive teams in the conference, ranking second in kills (12.26 per set) and assists (11.16 per set).
  • The Racers are fourth in the MVC in opposing digs, giving up just 13.79 digs per set.

MVC Statistics Leaders

  • Bailey DeMier is ranked fifth in the MVC in assists (10.21 per set) and service aces (0.38 per set).
  • Dahlia Miller is fifth in the conference in digs with 4.18 per set.

MVC Game Summits

  • Murray State holds the highest attacking percentage in a five-set game with 0.309% in a hard hit against Clemson that they pushed to five sets before falling to the Tigers 3-2.
  • MSU has the second-best win rating for a five-set competition with 76 in a match against SIU.
  • DeMier is third in matches that have gone three sets as she has won 46 against Indiana State.

The Murray State and Valparaiso winner will advance to the second round on Monday. Awaiting the winner we UIC, the No. 3 seed in an 18-hour start.

MVC Tournament Schedule (all matches on ESPN+)
Sunday November 20

3:00 p.m. No. 5 Evansville vs. No. 8 Bradley
6:00 p.m. No. 6 Valparaiso vs. No. 7 Murray State
monday november 21

3:00 p.m. No. 4 Southern Illinois vs. No. 5/8 Winner
6:00 p.m. No. 3 UIC vs. No. 6/7 Winner
tuesday november 22

3:00 p.m. UNI n°1 vs winner n°4/5/8
6:00 p.m. Drake #2 vs Winner #3/6/7
Wednesday, November 23

4:00 p.m. MVC Tournament Championship Game

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