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OVC releases basketball preseason poll

League holds media day in Evansville, Indiana
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Posted at 12:02 AM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 00:24:38-04

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Ohio Valley Conference held basketball media day in Evansville, Indiana on Tuesday.

The league announced the preseason polls along with the All-OVC preseason team. Eastern Kentucky's men are the 6th pick with Morehead State landing at 8th. The Colonels Jomaru Brown and Eagles Jordan Walker were on the All-OVC team. On the women's side, Belmont was again the pick with Morehead State 7th and EKU 12th.

2019-20 OVC Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll

1. Belmont (17 first-place votes) – 237 points

2. Murray State (7) – 223

3. Jacksonville State – 187

4. Austin Peay – 180

5. UT Martin – 154

6. Eastern Kentucky – 128

7. Eastern Illinois – 124

8. Morehead State – 113

9. Tennessee State – 90

10. SIUE – 63

11. Southeast Missouri – 49

12. Tennessee Tech - 36

2019-20 OVC Women’s Basketball Predicted Order of Finish

(Selected by OVC Head Basketball Coaches and Sports Information Directors)

1. Belmont (14 first-place votes) - 234

2. UT Martin (Nine first-place votes) - 227

3. Tennessee Tech (One first-place vote) - 203

4. Austin Peay - 151

5. Jacksonville State - 147

6. Southeast Missouri - 139

7. Morehead State - 117

8. Murray State - 108

9. SIUE - 99

10. Eastern Illinois - 76

11. Tennessee State - 53

12. Eastern Kentucky - 30