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Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Prediction

Bo TalonCorrespondent IMarch 3, 2009

Tuesday March 3 (at higher seeds)

No. 8 Tennessee Tech @ No. 1 UT Martin

Tennessee Martin beat Tech both times they played them in the regular season and I don't see any reason for that to stop here so UT Martin wins...

No. 5 Eastern Kentucky @ No. 4 Morehead State

The matchups were split in the regular season with the home team winning by four each time, basically meaning that these two teams are pretty closely matched up so I have to give the home team the advantage...Morehead State wins.

No. 6 Tennessee State @ No. 3 Murray State

Murray State won both of the regular season matchups including a 30 point rout at Tennessee State so have to give them the edge...Murray State wins

No. 7 Eastern Illinios @ No. 2 Austin Peay

Austin Peay won both of the regular season matchups including one a week ago...don't see any reason not to give this one to Austin Peay

Friday March 6 Sommet Center (Nashville, Tennessee)

No. 1 UT Martin vs No. 4 Morehead State

The regular season was split between these two but Morehead state is on a four game losing streak including one to UT Martin on Saturday so UT Martin has to have the edge...UT Martin wins

No. 2 Austin Peay vs No. 3 Murray State

Austin Peay won both of the regular season matchups by a total of four points...but I have to give the edge to Murray State this time, because of the fact they are running good against the best teams in the conference winning seven of their last eight including wins against UT Martin, Morehead State, and Eastern Kentucky in the final two weeks of the regular season...Murray State wins a very close game.

Saturday March 7

No. 1 UT Martin vs No. 3 Murray State

UT Martin has won 13 of their last 14 conference games, but that one lost was a 15 pointer @ Murray State, the regular season was split and this will be another close game in a very close conference, but I feel that Murray State is the better team right now and will pull off the "upset" and be the team heading to the NCAA tournament

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