2010 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2010 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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2010 tournament logo
Classification Division I
Season 2009–10
Teams 8
First round site campus sites
Semifinals site Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tennessee
Finals site Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tennessee
Champions Murray State University (14th title)
Winning coach Billy Kennedy (1st title)
MVP Isaiah Canaan (Murray State)
Television ESPNU, ESPN2
Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournaments
«2009  2011»
2009–10 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Murray State 17 1   .944     31 5   .861
Morehead State 15 3   .833     24 11   .686
Eastern Illinois 11 7   .611     19 12   .613
Austin Peay 11 7   .611     17 15   .531
Eastern Kentucky 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
Tennessee Tech 8 10   .444     15 17   .469
Jacksonville State 7 11   .389     11 19   .367
Tennessee State 6 12   .333     9 23   .281
Southeast Missouri State 3 15   .167     7 23   .233
Tennessee–Martin 1 17   .056     4 25   .138
2010 OVC Tournament winner
As of March 22, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place on March 2, 5, and 6, 2010. The first round was hosted by the better seed in each game, and the semifinals and finals took place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The tournament was won by the #1 seed Murray State Racers, who received an automatic berth in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

Format[edit]

The top eight eligible men's basketball teams in the Ohio Valley Conference receive a berth in the conference tournament. After the 20 game conference season, teams are seeded by conference record. The winner earns an automatic berth in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Had the #1 seed Murray State Racers failed to win the tournament, they would have received an automatic bid to the 2010 NIT.

Seeds[edit]

Only eight Ohio Valley schools will play in the tournament. Teams are seeded by 2009–10 Ohio Valley Conference record, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.

Through games of Feb. 17, 2010, the seeds would be as follows after implementing tiebreakers:

Seed School Conf (Overall) Tiebreaker
#1 Murray State 16–0 (25–3)
#2 Morehead State 13–3 (19–8)
#3 Eastern Kentucky 10–6 (18–10) 1–1 vs. APSU; 1–1 vs. EIU
#4 Austin Peay 9–6 (15–12) 1–1 vs. EKU; 1–0 vs. EIU
#5 Eastern Illinois 9–7 (15–11) 1–1 vs. EKU; 0–1 vs. APSU
#6 Tennessee Tech 7–9 (13–14) 1–0 TTU
#7 Jacksonville State 7–10 (11–16) 0–1 vs. TTU
#8 Tennessee State 5–11 (8–20)
Southeast Missouri State 3–13 (7–20)
Tennessee-Martin 1–15 (4–22)

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
March 2
Semifinals
March 5
Finals
March 6
                 
1 Murray State 84
8 Tennessee State 51
1 Murray State 55
4 Eastern Illinois 51
4 Eastern Illinois 68
5 Eastern Kentucky 61
1 Murray State 62
2 Morehead State 51
3 Austin Peay 65
6 Tennessee Tech 68
6 Tennessee Tech 47
2 Morehead State 76
2 Morehead State 87
7 Jacksonville State 54

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