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Every Friday, I’ll scour the web looking for any OVC news or commentary, and post it here. Notice something that slipped through the cracks? Send me a message on Twitter or Facebook.

OVC Basketball
In case you haven’t seen enough previews yet, The Sports Network gets in on the act with their preview of the OVC.

AllKYhoops posted this year’s NBA D-League draft results, which included former Morehead State guard Maze Stallworth in the 7th round. Former Jacksonville State standout Nick Murphy was picked in the 4th round of the same draft.

The Leaf-Chronicle highlighted two players this week, “Mr. Versatility” Josh Terry, and center John Frailey.

WPSD has a preview show on the Murray State Racers running this Sunday, titled “Racing to March,” the opening 40 seconds of which they’ve teased on their facebook page.

Morehead State is adding a video board inside Johnson Arena.

Ken Pomeroy released his first rankings for all Division-I teams this week. Murray State is the top OVC team in his list, at #110. Of course, he also has Ohio State over North Carolina…

General College Basketball
So this happened.

An update on former Murray State coach Billy Kennedy: A&M Associate Head Coach Glynn Cyprien says he’s confident that Kennedy will return soon.

This is quite possibly the oddest NBA Lockout-related story I’ve seen. Because of the lockout, NBA TV personalities are finding their way to the college game.

ESPN really wants you to know it’s the 25th anniversary of the 3-point shot. In fact, if this story isn’t enough for you, there are four more in their college basketball section…

So a commentary is coming on the $2,000 stipend for players, but NCAA president Mark Emmert wants everyone to know that the stipend is not ‘pay for play,‘ instead it’s just paying players…for playing.

Non-Basketball Link of the Week
I stick in the OVC for this week’s link of the week, but head over to the football side of things. WPSD did a great story this week on a UT Martin football fan with cancer. The UTM football team presented the fan with a game ball after a win against SEMO, and have been supporting their fan, Lance Young, thoughout his trials. They have a package about the fan on their site, and it’s worth a watch if you have about 3 minutes to spare.


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OVC Ball
Predicting the OVC race…in mid-December

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVCOverall

EAST

Belmont8-014-4
Morehead State6-310-12
Tennessee Tech5-39-14
Jacksonville State5-413-11
Tennessee State4-413-8
Eastern Kentucky2-69-14

WEST

UT Martin5-315-8
Murray State5-311-11
SEMO5-310-13
Austin Peay3-57-15
Eastern Illinois1-79-12
SIUE0-85-17
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