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Is Morehead State getting better? A lot better? A top-100 RPI win on the road, with their top scorer out to injury has to be turning some heads in the conference. Is this team now poised to make a late season run?

Do I have any more questions to ask?

Here’s tonight’s Final Word:

[Morehead State 75, Norfolk State 69] Remember when I talked about Norfolk State’s perimeter defense in the first word? About that…

The Eagles hit 11 3’s, helping to overcome 19 turnovers, and pick up their best win of the season on the road against Norfolk State.

Kyle O’Quinn is kept mostly in check, scoring only 14 points thanks to a 6-12 performance from the FT line. As a team, the Spartans hit just 11-23 from the charity stripe, as they continue to struggle from the stripe.

Drew Kelly has another big game for the Eagles, but was surpassed in scoring by Ty Profitt thanks to 4-5 shooting from 3. And remember how I talked about Norfolk State’s size in the First Word. Not much of an advantage tonight as 6’3″ freshman Angelo Warner pulled down a game high 12 rebounds, falling just one point short of a double-double. The Eagles actually out rebounded the larger Spartans by 9 on the game.

  1. MSUEagles24:
    Morehead State is getting A LOT better. They have a rotation down now, finally, and getting consistant play from everyone. Here are the scoring stats of Proffitt, Holden, Kelly, and Warner before and after the injury. Proffitt- Before 9.4 ppg After 10.5 ppg (+1.6 ppg) Holden-Before 8.1 ppg After 9.8 ppg (+1.7 ppg) Kelly-Before 6.5 ppg After 16.1 (+9.6 ppg) Warner Before 4.3 ppg After 9.0 (+ 4.7 ppg) The biggest difference is of course Kelly. But everyones play has improved dramatically. Is this team going to knock off Murray State in Nashville? Probably not, but can they push for a 4th seed? I really believe so. Over the last seven games Donnie Tyndall has shown why he is the best coach in the OVC. How many people thought this team would just fall apart after losing Hill? This is becoming a team you do not want to meet in March. There best basketball is a head of them.
  2. Keyser Soze:
    For everyone in the nation ripping on the OVC teams, saying we're a weak conference... Allow me to introduce you to the MEAC.
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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