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Today’s life lesson, check the a.m. and p.m. on your alarm when setting it.

Now that I’m unintentionally good and rested, not a bad night for the OVC. Eastern Illinois picks up a overtime win over the still randomly scheduled Black Bears, the Cougars are in the win column thanks to 50% 3-point shooting (I think they’ve found something they’re good at!) and UTM…

Well it wasn’t a perfect night…

Here’s tonight’s Final Word:

[Maine 80, Eastern Illinois 85 OT] Gerald McLemore may be the Black Bears leading scorer with over 19 points a game, and he may have scored 26 against Eastern Illinois, but since it took him 26 shots from the field to score that many points, I think the Panthers did a fairly good job containing the guard. Forward Alfonzo McKinnie explodes again for the Panthers, scoring a team high 24 points on much-better-than-McLemore 9-12 shooting from the field, and the Panthers shoot 27-35 from the free throw line. Maine? 4-4. No really, the Panthers out shot the Black Bears by 31 at the charity stripe.
[Robert Morris (IL) 61, SIU Edwardsville 85] The Cougars trouble scoring is something I’ve explored here before, but I have noticed that when SIU Edwardsville has success, a lot of it can be attributed to their success shooting behind the arc. The Cougars are shooting over 40% from 3-point range this season, after hitting 11-22 from 3-point range in the win over the Eagles. Guard Kris Davis had a breakout game, scoring a game high 25 points on 8-11 shooting. The Cougars won the rebounding battle against the less athletic Eagles 44-27 on their way to their first win of the season.
[Central Arkansas 75, UT Martin 68] Live Stats malfunctioned, so waiting on a box score from this one.

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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


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


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