If you're a fan of college basketball — like, a serious fan — then no doubt you've been keeping tabs on the likes of Ja Morant. As in Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant of Murray State.
And while the Racers maybe aren't the first Kentucky team you think of when it comes to men's basketball, they — and Morant — absolutely are someone you want to take a look at. Murray State is tied with Belmont atop the Ohio Valley Conference at 9-2 (18-4 overall) and is looking for a third-straight win on Saturday.
Morant, a 6-foot-3 sophomore guard, is widely expected to be headed to the Phoenix Suns in this year's Draft, to work some magic there. He's averaging just over 24 points a game this season, with 5.6 rebounds and 10.3 assists.
So, yeah. This weekend is a fine time to check him out if you've yet to do so. And you can do so on ESPN+ at 8 p.m. Eastern as Murray State takes on SIU-Edwardsville.
That game is just one of dozens this weekend on ESPN+, the exclusive streaming add-on from the premier sports network. For $4.99 a month (after a free weeklong trial) you'll get more basketball than you can humanly watch. Plus soccer. Hockey. UFC. Boxing. Tennis. Football. Cricket. More basketball. Baseball. Rugby. And esports.
Also on tap on Saturday — and this is just a drop in the bucket:
- NHL: Panthers @ Capitals and Blue Jackets @ Golden Knights
- 2 Italian Serie A Matches: Parma v Inter and Fiorentina v Napoli
- Dutch Eredivisie: Heracles Amelo v Ajax
- CBB: East Tennessee State @ Furman, Belmont @ Morehead State, Pennsylvania @ Yale, UNC Greensboro @ Chattanooga, Western Carolina @ Wofford, and SIU-Edwardsville @ Murray State
- WCBB: Texas @ Kansas
- Studio: ESPN FC, In the Crease, and UFC Post-Fight Show
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