Tag:Ohio Valley Tournament Preview
Posted on: March 4, 2008 12:30 am
Edited on: March 4, 2008 11:51 pm
 

Ohio Valley Tournament Preview

The Ohio Valley is one of the weakest conferences in the nation. They have the third lowest conference RPI according to ESPN.com's InsideRPI. Last year's champion Eastern Kentucky barely got into this year's tournament, and look to be no threat this year. Austin Peay and Murray State are the favorites this year.

Game sites are in parenthesis.

Players to watch:

Drake Reed (Austin Peay)
Lester Hudson (Tennessee-Martin)
Bruce Carter (Murray State)

Tuesday, March 4- First round (higher seed)

Game 1: (8) Eastern Kentucky at (1) Austin Peay (8 P.M.)
Game 2: (7) Tennessee Tech at (2) Murray State (8:30 P.M.)
Game 3: (6) Tennessee State at (3) Morehead State (7 P.M.)
Game 4: (5) Samford at (4) Tennessee-Martin (8 P.M.)

Friday, March 7- Semifinals (Nashville)

Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 4 winner (ESPNU, 6 P.M.)
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 2 winner (ESPNU, 8:30 P.M.)

Saturday, March 8- Championship (Nashville)

Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner (ESPN2, 5 P.M.)

Predictions:

Game 1: Austin Peay
Game 2: Murray State
Game 3: Tennessee State
Game 4: Tennessee-Martin
Game 5: Tennessee-Martin
Game 6: Murray State
Game 7: Murray State

Winner: Murray State
Bust: Morehead State
Sleeper: Tennessee-Martin

Winner:
 
 
 
 
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