Sports – OVC Basketball Tournament Fields Are Set

MOREHEAD, Ky. — The brackets for the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournaments are set. The Morehead State men are the fifth seed, while the Eagle women are seeded sixth.

OVC logoAll games will be played at Nashville’s Municipal Auditrorium. For ticket information, call 606-783-2386 or e-mail p.rhodes@moreheadstate.edu.

The MSU men (15-16) will open the event on Wednesday against eighth-seeded Southeast Missouri at 7 p.m. ET. The winner will advance to the semifinals to play fourth-seeded UT Martin on Thursday at 7 p.m. Top-seeded Murray State will then await the winner of that contest in the semifinals Friday at 7 p.m.

The women’s team (12-17) will face third-seeded Tennessee State on Thursday at 3 p.m. The winner will play the winner of No. 2 SIU Edwardsville and No. 7 Austin Peay on Friday at 3 p.m.

All women’s games in the tournament will be webcast for free on OVCDigitalNetwork.com and ESPN3.com. Men’s first-round and quarterfinal games are on the OVC Digital Network, while the semifinals will be on ESPNU. The chamionship contests are set for Saturday with the men’s title game broadcasted on ESPN2.

The men’s team knocked off Southeast Missouri 70-57 on Jan. 8in the only meeting this year. UT Martin won the lone matchup with MSU 75-72 in overtime on Jan. 10.

The women’s team went 0-2 against Tennessee State, fell by one point in its lone game against SIUE on Jan. 15 and beat Austin Peay on the road on Jan. 19.

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