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This is a whole lot simpler now…

Only two seeds are still in play, as Belmont and Tennessee State close out the OVC regular season on Sunday. Here’s where we stand:

  1. Belmont
  2. UT Martin
  3. Morehead State
  4. Tennessee Tech or Tennessee State
  5. Tennessee Tech or Tennessee State
  6. Murray State
  7. Eastern Illinois
  8. Austin Peay

That 4-5 differentiation is huge one. The four-seed gets a single bye in Nashville. The five-seed…doesn’t.

So, what’s to play for today? So glad you asked.

If Tennessee State wins: TSU is the four seed.
If Tennessee State loses: TTU is the four seed.

 

Here’s how the OVC Tournament looks as of now.

Opening Round

#8 Austin Peay vs #5 TSU/TTU
#7 Eastern Illinois vs #6 Murray State

Second Round

AP/TSU/TTU winner vs #4 TSU/TTU
EIU/Murray winner vs #3 Morehead State

Semifinals

AP/TSU/TTU winner vs #1 Belmont
EIU/Murray/Morehead winner vs #2 UT Martin

Finals

The remaining two teams


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  1. Nick Alexander:
    Long road ahead, but if the Racers play like they did tonight, they can win the tournament.
    • Catlin Bogard:
      So, weirdly enough -- I'm working on a prediction algorithm (Similar to what KenPom does) specifically for the OVC. I've been tweaking it the past few weeks, but here's what it's predicting for the OVC Tourney: Murray over EIU: 76-69 // Murray over Morehead 69-68 // Murray over UT Martin 73-68 // Belmont over Murray 79-78 // The reason? Murray State is 3rd in offensive efficiency and 3rd in defensive efficiency in OVC play. It doesn't factor in playing four games in four days, but it gives Murray a shot. (For those wondering, it has either TTU or TSU beating Austin Peay solidly. Then a virtual tie between TTU / TSU, but Belmont beating either team by about four points.)
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Predicting the OVC race…in mid-December

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVCOverall

EAST

Belmont8-014-4
Morehead State6-310-12
Tennessee Tech5-39-14
Jacksonville State5-413-11
Tennessee State4-413-8
Eastern Kentucky2-69-14

WEST

UT Martin5-315-8
Murray State5-311-11
SEMO5-310-13
Austin Peay3-57-15
Eastern Illinois1-79-12
SIUE0-85-17
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