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SEMO is off to a 7-2 start to the season, and should probably be 8-1, should have won at Ball State. Anyways, is this team good enough to be a top 3 team in the league? I’d say so. Only problem is they haven’t been tested, but that’s coming — at Memphis and at Missouri State ending the non conference slate.

SEMO is in the Top 100 in the nation in all stat categories. 12th in points per game, 100th in rebounds per game, 14th in assists per game, and 9th in field goal percentage. All impressive, but expect those numbers to come down to reality when they start playing the big boys.

These Redhawks finally get a home game, their first home game of the season against a Division 1 team, woo hoo, and we’re in mid-December. Although, credit this team for playing on the road, winning three games in three days in Mexico is a statement, no matter the opponent. Last win at Southeastern Louisiana also proved a lot.

SEMO is on a five game winning streak, but you kind of have to win this game if you want to be taken seriously — and I don’t think they will have any problem at home Saturday night. Illinois-Chicago is out of the Horizon League. The Flames have a 3-6 record but shouldn’t be taken lightly, because SEMO lost to this team last year. One player to watch out for Illinois-Chicago is Purdue transfer Kelsey Barlow.

Eastern Illinois, who only scored 32 points to Western Illinois, scored 86 over UIC. I think you get it, Redhawks should handle this team.

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Final Word (11/13): Jacksonville State stands alone…in basketball too.

2017-18 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 0-0 2-0
Tennessee Tech 0-0 1-1
Murray State 0-0 1-1
Southeast Missouri* 0-0 1-1
Belmont 0-0 1-1
Eastern Kentucky 0-0 1-1
Tennessee State 0-0 1-1
Eastern Illinois 0-0 0-1
SIUE 0-0 0-1
Austin Peay 0-0 0-2
Morehead State 0-0 0-2
UT Martin 0-0 0-2

*Ineligible for postseason (APR)