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Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson has pleaded guilty to one count of wanton endangerment and one count of assault stemming from an incident in a Wal-Mart parking lot in September.

Jackson was sentenced to five years on both counts, to be served concurrently. But under the terms of a plea deal, Jackson will serve just 60 days. Jackson has already received credit for 11 days served, and will begin serving the remaining 49 days today.

Jackson will also be placed under a “strict” three-years probation. Under the terms of the deal, Jackson must also pay victim Jason Clement’s medical bills and attend counseling.

As far as Jackson’s basketball future, it appears that Jackson will be able to rejoin the team once he has served his jail term. Jackson has been on the bench in multiple games this season, and has been practicing with the team.


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Balancing OVC team’s records versus Strength of Schedule

OVC Schedule


DEC. 2

4-4SIUE60FINAL
6-1Indiana83

DEC. 3

2-4Morehead State2 p.m. ET
ESPN 3
5-2Purdue
5-1Marshall4 p.m. ET
OVC Digital
4-4Eastern Kentucky
6-1Tennessee State5 p.m. ET
ESPN 3
3-6Lipscomb
2-6Tennessee Tech7 p.m. ET
0-6Alabama A&M
4-3Austin Peay8 p.m. ET
SEC Network
5-2Arkansas
2-3Belmont8 p.m. ET
4-3Pepperdine
1-6Detroit Mercy8 p.m. ET
OVC Digital
3-4Murray State

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVCOverall

EAST

Tennessee State0-06-1
Jacksonville State0-05-3
Eastern Kentucky0-04-4
Belmont0-02-3
Morehead State0-02-4
Tennessee Tech0-02-6

WEST

UT Martin0-07-2
Austin Peay0-04-3
Eastern Illinois0-04-3
SIU Edwardsville0-04-3
SEMO0-04-3
Murray State0-03-4
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