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VIDEO: Murray State ‘Racer Mania’ dunk contest highlights

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Thursday night Murray State held its annual “Racer Mania” event, which also signaled the start of a new era. With Steve Prohm now the head coach at Iowa State, Matt McMahon takes over a team picked in the preseason to win the West Division of the OVC. And those preseason expectations come in spite of the fact that four starters, led by lottery pick Cameron Payne, have moved on.

Preseason All-OVC forward Jeffrey Moss will be asked to lead the way, and Thursday night two guards who began their college careers at other Division I schools put their athleticism on display for the home folks. Demarcus Croaker, who began his college career at Texas and is expected to factor into the Racers’ perimeter rotation, took on Tulane transfer Jonathan Stark (he’ll have to sit out this season) in the final round of the team dunk contest.

And they threw down some impressive dunks as well, with the 6-foot-4 Croaker edging out the 6-foot tall Stark. Above are highlights from the contest, with Dustin Brown responsible for the footage.

Tulane’s Jonathan Stark hits a contested, 30-foot game-winner to beat Cincinnati (VIDEO)

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Tulane picked up a huge road win over Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon as guard Jonathan Stark’s 30-foot prayer as time expired was answered in a 50-49 Green Wave road win.

Stark finished with nine points, but the shot improves Tulane to 14-10 on the season and 5-7 in the American. Cincinnati drops to 17-8 as Octavius Ellis had 15 points for the Bearcats. Tulane was led by Jay Hook’s game-high 18 points.