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As teams begin to release their (tentative) non-conference schedule, it’s time to see what games could help make or break the teams season. 2nd on the list are the Cougars.

Update: 9/16 – Added Lipscomb To Cancun Challenge Schedule. November 23rd game will be against either Hampton or Sacred Heart.
Much like Austin Peay, Edwardsville has done a great job at scheduling the top in-state teams. The matchup with SIU Carbondale is intriguing, although probably one sided.

There’s probably 4-5 winnable games on this schedule, 2-3 if we don’t count the two non Division I opponents. If I were to pick a “must-win”, it’s December 3rd against Cal State Fullerton. This is one of only 2 D-I schools Edwardsville hosts. It’s hard to pick up road wins regardless of how tough the opponent, and you have to protect home court.

I’m not sure about Edwardsvills status as a Bracketbuster opponent. They weren’t invited last year, and they’re not full D-I / OVC members until next year, so I wouldn’t think they’ll get an invite, but the date is listed on here just in case.

Non Conference Schedule and RPI
All RPI numbers provided from Basketball State

November RPI
14
@ Illinois (Cancun Challenge) 48
17
@ Illinois State (Cancun Challenge) 255
22
vs Lipscomb (Cancun Challenge) 132
23
Cancun Challenge
30
Robert Morris (Non D-I)
December
3
Cal State Fullerton 303
6
Ball State 167
10
Hannibal LaGrange
19
@ SIU Carbondale 206
February
18
Sears BrackerBuster (If Invited?)
29
@Chicago State 339

* Cancun Challenge: SIUe, Hampton (153), Lipscomb (132), Sacred Heart (273)


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OVC Ball
Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11


2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall

EAST

Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19

WEST

UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24


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