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A 1-4 start in OVC play is not what SEMO had in store, of course being predicted to finish at the top in the OVC West. And that only win came against Tennessee State.

The most concerning part was that the Redhawks jumped out to an 11-0 lead, then Morehead State rallied to go up 31-22 at the half. Usually that’s the other way around for SEMO.

Jarekious Bradley led the Redhawks yet again with 28 points as he scored the first nine points in this game. Tyler Stone finished with 15. Brent Arrington led the way for Morehead scoring 20 points.

SEMO is now 9-9 on the season after a 7-2 start, and that three game road trip to Missouri State, Murray State and Austin Peay was really the turning point.

Morehead State improved to 12-7 and 3-1 in OVC play.

It’s still early in the conference season and the Redhawks still get some of the top tier OVC teams left on their schedule, but Saturday’s game is a must win at Tennessee Tech, and it won’t be easy either. Murray State is 5-0, the only undefeated team left in OVC play, if SEMO can get it back together, rack up a couple of more wins, that could decide who notches up the OVC West in the final game of the season.

However, Murray State is rolling right now, SEMO has lots of work to do.

Sammy Stava is a team reporter covering Southeast Missouri. We’re still looking for team reporters to cover every team. If you’d like to join the OVC Ball team, send us an email.

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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)