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1996-97 Ohio Valley Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 131-153, .461 W-L% (27th of 31) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -9.94 (25th of 31) ▪ SOS: -6.95 (26th of 31)

Regular Season Champion: Austin Peay and Murray State
Conf. Tournament Champion: Murray State

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Murray State)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Austin Peay 12 6 .667 17 14 .548 77.4 75.1 -5.0 -7.3 Reg. Season Champion
2 Murray State 12 6 .667 20 10 .667 77.0 73.1 -4.2 -8.2 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Conf. Tournament Champion
3 Middle Tennessee 11 7 .611 19 12 .613 75.3 73.9 -4.6 -6.1
4 Tennessee Tech 10 8 .556 15 13 .536 73.8 74.3 -8.3 -7.9
5 Eastern Illinois 9 9 .500 12 15 .444 73.2 78.1 -12.5 -7.6
6 Southeast Missouri State 9 9 .500 12 18 .400 71.8 76.7 -10.1 -5.1
7 Tennessee-Martin 8 10 .444 11 16 .407 67.4 71.0 -10.6 -7.0
8 Tennessee State 7 11 .389 9 18 .333 73.6 79.1 -11.5 -6.0
9 Morehead State 6 12 .333 8 19 .296 79.8 88.7 -16.1 -7.1
10 Eastern Kentucky 6 12 .333 8 18 .308 67.5 76.7 -16.4 -7.2

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/19 11/26 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/31 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 3/4 Final
Austin Peay - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eastern Illinois - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eastern Kentucky - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Middle Tennessee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Morehead State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Murray State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Southeast Missouri State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tennessee State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tennessee Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tennessee-Martin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


Quarterfinal
Tue, Feb 25 Southeast Missouri State 74 @ Middle Tennessee 89
Tue, Feb 25 Tennessee State 63 @ Murray State 76
Tue, Feb 25 Eastern Illinois 81 @ Tennessee Tech 83
Tue, Feb 25 Morehead State 83 @ Austin Peay 106

Semifinal
Fri, Feb 28 Middle Tennessee 48 @ Murray State 74
Fri, Feb 28 Austin Peay 70 @ Tennessee Tech 60

Final
Sat, Mar 1 Austin Peay 85 @ Murray State 88

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Murray State lost (71-68) versus Duke (Southeast Regional)

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played