Pressure to Stay Perfect Too Much for Murray St.

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Murray State will drop from No. 7 to out of the top 10 next week after losing to Tennessee State on Thursday night, but coach Steve Prohm doesn’t see how a team that's first loss came Feb. 9 should fade from the NCAA tournament field of 68.

“We’ve got wins over Southern Miss, Memphis and Dayton, and we won 23 games to start the regular season and we were ranked seventh in the coaches' poll,’’ Prohm said by phone after the Racers fell 72-68 to the Tigers to fall to 23-1. “People understand how difficult it is to do that.’’

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