Sunday, February 28, 2016

Field Set for 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament

The field is set for the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament in Nashville.

The event tips off with two games Wednesday night and concludes with a championship game Saturday night.

Murray State will be in action Wednesday night as the No. 6 seed. The Racers will faces No. 7 Eastern Illinois. The winner will advance to the quarterfinals for a game against Morehead State on Thursday night.

Morehead State captured the 3 seed by closing the regular season with 6 consecutive wins. The Eagles won 8 of their last 10 games and enter the tournament as the hottest team in the conference.

Eastern Kentucky University failed to make the tournament.

2016 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Championship (Municipal Auditorium - Nashville, Tenn.)

First Round - Wednesday, March 2

Game 1 - #5 Tennessee Tech vs. #8 Austin Peay - 6:00 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
Game 2 - #6 Murray State vs. #7 Eastern Illinois - 8:00 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)

Quarterfinals - Thursday, March 3

Game 3 - #4 Tennessee State vs. Game 1 Winner - 6:00 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
Game 4 - #3 Morehead State vs. Game 2 Winner - 8:00 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)

Semifinals - Friday, March 4

Game 5 - #1 Belmont vs. Game 3 winner, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Game 6 - #2 UT Martin vs. Game 4 winner, 8:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Championship - Saturday, March 5

Game 7 - Semifinal Winners - 5:00 p.m. (ESPN2)

All Times Central

Final OVC Standings

WEST CONF OVERALL
Tennessee-Martin 10-6 18-13
Murray State 10-6 16-13
Eastern Illinois 9-7 13-16
Austin Peay 7-9 14-17
SIU Edwardsville 3-13 6-22
Southeast Missouri State 2-14 5-24

EAST CONF OVERALL
Belmont 12-4 20-10
Tennessee State 11-5 20-9
Tennessee Tech 11-5 19-10
Morehead State 11-5 18-11
Eastern Kentucky 6-10 15-16
Jacksonville State 4-12 8-23


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