Sunday, February 26, 2017

Field Set for 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament

The field is set for the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament in Nashville.

Belmont finished as the overall No. 1 seed and earned a double bye as champions of the East Division.

UT Martin secured the West Division and a double bye with Saturday's win over Murray State.

Despite losing to Jacksonville State on Saturday, Morehead State earned the No. 3 seed thanks to SEMO's home loss to Austin Peay. The Eagles will have a single bye next week.

Jacksonville State will also have a bye as the No. 4 seed.

With the loss, SEMO dropped to No. 5 and will face No. 8 Tennessee State in Nashville.

No. 6 Tennessee Tech will battle No. 7 Murray State in the first round.

Eastern Illinois, SIU Edwardsville, Austin Peay and Eastern Kentucky did not qualify for the conference tournament.

Ohio Valley Conference Final Standings

WEST 

UT Martin 10-6 20-11
Southeast Missouri State 9-7 14-17
Murray State 8-8 14-16
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIU Edwardsville 1-15 6-24

EAST

Belmont 15-1 22-5
Morehead State 10-6 14-15
Jacksonville State 9-7 17-14
Tennessee State 8-8 17-12
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-19
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19


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