UPDATE: Mark Adams on the OVC



Lead analyst Mark Adams previews the Ohio Valley (click here for final bracket):

Belmont threw the OVC race into turmoil! Upsetting the Murray State Racers on Saturday night in one of the best games of the season, Belmont clinched its seventh NCAA  Tournament berth.  The question is - will the NCAA Tournament committee see past this loss and give Murray a good at-large bid?

AUTOMATIC BID

Belmont

LIKELY TO RECEIVE AT AN-LARGE BID

Murray State

Quality win: Western Kentucky

Strengths:

  • Cameron Payne is a top-25 scorer at nearly 20 per game and has been a top-25 assist guy as well. He is the best player on the best team in the OVC and likely to get looks from the pros. Payne leads four players averaging in double figures. Jarvis Williams is also an athletic weapon for coach Steve Prohm's Racers.


Weakness:

  • Hard to fault much of anything.



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