Ohio Valley Basketball Tournament: Bracket, Schedule And More

    Everything you need to know about the Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball tournament, from brackets to schedules, start times and more.

    March 2, 2016


    Your one-stop destination for all information on the 2016 Ohio Valley basketball tournament.


    March is finally upon us, and as the spring so welcomely begins to set in, the madness of postseason college basketball kicks off.

    Conference tournaments are gearing up, and for those like the Ohio Valley the tournament presents the only ticket for teams to punch their way into the Big Dance.

    The Belmont Bruins have earned the OVC’s top overall seed in the tournament after going 12-4 in conference play and earning a 20-10 record overall. Junior forward Evan Bradds is averaging nearly a double-double for the Bruins and is one of the premier athletes in the conference.

    Tennessee-Martin notched the top spot in the West Division, as well as the second seed in the tournament after going 10-6 against the conference and 18-13 overall.

    Here’s a look at how this year’s tournament has shaped up.

    Ohio Valley Tournament Seeds

    1. Belmont
    2. Tennessee-Martin
    3. Morehead State
    4. Tennessee State
    5. Tennessee Tech
    6. Murray State
    7. Eastern Illinois
    8. Austin Peay

    Last Five Ohio Valley Tournament Winners

    2015: Belmont
    2014: Eastern Kentucky
    2013: Belmont
    2012: Murray State
    2011: Morehead State 

    Tournament Schedule

    First Round (March 2)

    Game 1: #5 Tennessee Tech vs. #8 Austin Peay, 6:00 p.m.
    Game 2: #6 Murray State vs. #7 Eastern Illinois, 8:00 p.m.

    Quarterfinals (March 3)

    Game 3: #4 Tennessee State vs. Winner of Game 1, 6L00 p.m.
    Game 4: #3 Morehead State vs. Winner of Game 2, 8:00 p.m.

    Semifinals (March 4)

    Game 5: #1 Belmont vs. Austin Peay, 6:30 p.m.
    Game 6: #2 UT Martin vs. Moorehead State, 8:30 p.m.

    Championship (March 5)

    Game 7: Semifinal Winners, 5:00 p.m. (ESPN2)

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