Great last few minutes of the final game. Boring conference tourny. The Ohio Valley Conference Tournament pretty much went chalk, the only mild upset being fifth-seed Samford beating four-seed Murray State. Even the game last night, Austin Peay and Eastern Kentucky, featured the top two seeds in the conference. And it was dull, as Austin Peay couldn’t buy a basket for 10 minutes in the second half which lead to Eastern Kentucky taking over the game. AP did, however, get back into the game with a little less than three minutes left, taking the lead. But Josh Taylor hit the game-winning layup with 2.9 seconds left to put Eastern Kentucky up 63-62. The Colonels are going to their seventh NCAA Tournament and the OVC title was their fifth overall. They last won in 2005.
Mike Rose was the MVP of the tournament and was joined on the All-Tournament Team with Adam Leonard (Eastern Kentucky), Drake Reed (Austin Peay), Randall Gulina (Samford), and Fernandez Lockett (Austin Peay). Hmm, where have we seen Mike Rose before? That’s right, on our All-OVC Hot team. Well congratulations Mr. Rose. You’re the All-OVC Hot Team MVP.