Both teams are currently in second place in their respective divisions with the winner of tonight's game going a long ways towards securing at least a single bye in the OVC Tournament.
Murray State is in a three-way battle with UT Martin and SEMO for the top two spots in the West.
Morehead State, under the direction of interim head coach Preston Spradlin, is surprisingly sitting in second in the East. Unless they shut their program down this week, Belmont is going to win the East but the Eagles have an excellent chance to finish second.
Tonight's game tips off at 7:00 p.m. ET in Morehead.
Ohio Valley Standings
UT Martin 7-4 17-9
Murray State 6-4 12-12
Southeast Missouri State 6-5 11-15
Austin Peay 4-7 8-17
Eastern Illinois 3-8 11-13
SIU Edwardsville 0-11 5-20
Belmont 11-0 17-4
Morehead State 7-3 11-12
Jacksonville State 7-4 15-11
Tennessee Tech 6-5 10-16
Tennessee State 5-6 14-10
Eastern Kentucky 3-8 10-16
Spradlin is trying to get the town of Morehead fired up:
You heard it here at Third Street Eats from @CoachPSpradlin!Now get to Johnson Arena tonight at 7 pm, wear BLUE and BE LOUD!! #EagleEmpire pic.twitter.com/Zb5AFVEBbY— MSU Eagles MBB (@MSUEaglesMBB) February 8, 2017