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In the good news department: Morehead State’s offense didn’t betray them tonight at all. That happens when you go up against the Tennessee State defense. But with good news there’s usually the bad, and that would be when Morehead’s perimeter defense took a 20-minute siesta, also known as the 2nd half. And still, the Eagles only lost by 5.

Here’s tonight’s Final Word:

[Morehead State 72 (8-10, 2-3), Tennessee State 77 (9-9, 2-3)] Remember how when Isaiah Canaan went off against the Governors I asked how could Austin Peay not make the adjustment. Tonight, I have the same question about the Eagles. After Robert Covington goes 3-4 from behind the arc in the first half, he manages to hit 4 more in the second. At least Austin Peay made the adjustment at half, because it appears the Eagles didn’t make the adjustment at all.

Covington finished 7-9 from deep, the Tigers hit 8-11 as a team in the 2nd half, and 13 total 3’s for the game, and still barely skate by Morehead State to earn their 2nd OVC win of the season.

You can still be somewhat encouraged if your an Eagles fan as getting road wins in the OVC has been very challenging so far this season, and you still were able to shoot 49% from the field in the 3rd full game without your leading scorer. Tennessee State is going to score on a lot of teams, and it’s your offense that has me the most worry, so tonight’s result is somewhat encouraging.

  1. I see youve started to see the light on the Eagles. The coach does not change a thing the whole game 0 adjustments or playing to his strength speed for size.
  2. When you play Morehead youre never out of a game you get the same look everytime full court press drop into 2-3 match-up zone every team whoever it is. Going to be a long season the rest of the year until he can make adjustments.
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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