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As has been the case since…well probably November,  Murray State  news has dominated the week of college basketball in the OVC. At least, when it comes to good news that is.

And since I haven’t done this in awhile…this is more of a “Monthly Web Wrap” than a weekly one.

That just doesn’t roll off of the tongue as well.

On OVC Ball

Alfonzo McKinnie is taking his talents to Wisconsin-Green Bay (sorry, couldn’t resist) and rejoining former EIU assistant Chrys Cornelius.

Steve Prohm will return to Murray for his second year, and will be the 2nd highest paid coach once Belmont officially joins the conference.

OVC Basketball Links

There are no words. None.

The Murray Ledger and Times is making a special magazine about the Racers historic season. No word on when it will be released.

Something that will likely be mentioned in that magazine: Isaiah Canaan was named a 2nd team All-American by the Associated Press and to the Wooden All-American team.

Speaking of Canaan, now that Racer Nation has come down from worrying about the fate of their coach, who signed a contract extension this week, they now get to worry if their star player will enter the NBA draft.

So remember how there was concern that Kenneth Faried was too small to play in the NBA? He’s leading all rookies in rebounding by a wide margin, and Bleacher Report named him the 3rd best rookie in this year’s class.

I am well behind on this, but Austin Peay will compete in the Cancun Challenge next season. Can I go cover this?

Eastern Illinois is holding public interviews for their final 5 candidates for the head basketball coaching position.  I’m not sure I have ever heard of a public interview before for this type of position.

Kevin Murphy will play today in the NABC All-Star Game for the East All-Stars. That game can be seen tape delayed on Saturday.

I don’t get too excited about the NABC All District Teams because…well, there are a lot of districts. But for those that do, here are the OVC players named to the District 19 teams this year. BTW: District 19…is the OVC. So, essentially, this is the NABC’s all-OVC teams. Hence the lack of excitement.

First Team
Isaiah Canaan (Murray State)
Donte Poole (Murray State)
Tyler Stone (Southeast Missouri)
Robert Covington (Tennessee State)
Kevin Murphy (Tennessee Tech)

Second Team
Marland Smith (Southeast Missouri)
Jeremy Granger (Eastern Illinois)
Leon Powell (Southeast Missouri)
Jaron Jones (Eastern Kentucky)
Jud Dillard (Tennessee Tech)

Oh and Murray State’s Isaiah Canaan was named to a Third Team All-American by the NABC.

And I don’t have a link for this yet, but Lester Hudson was signed to a 10-day contract by the Cleveland Cavs today.

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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


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