BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The February 23 Ohio Valley Conference men’s basketball contest between Murray State and Tennessee State has been selected for telecast by ESPNU as part of the league’s television package.
When the OVC announced its ESPN basketball schedule on Oct. 5, there were three dates on the schedule designated as “wild card” dates where the game to be aired was not selected until 21 days before the contest, making sure an attractive matchup was televised, instead of having to determine the full schedule a month before the season began.
Entering this week’s action Murray State (23-0, 11-0 OVC) is the only undefeated team in Division I and are ranked No. 7 in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 and No. 9 in the Associated Press Top 25. The rankings are the highest ever for the Racer program and highest for an OVC team since the 1970-71 season. Tennessee State (15-10, 8-4 OVC) has climbed to a tie for second in the OVC standings after winning five-straight games. The Tigers are just one win away from guaranteeing itself its first winning season since 1995-96. The two teams will also play this Thursday in Murray on ESPN3.