Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Seven

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There is always excitement when conference play arrives in mid-major leagues. Regardless of what happened in November and December, the real push for an NCAA Tournament berth starts in league play. This is where surprise teams start to make themselves known. This is also where losing games that teams shouldn’t be the difference in seeding […] READ MORE


Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Five

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The Christmas holiday limited the number of mid-major games this past week. Most of the action came from last Sunday through Wednesday. However, even with a small number of games, there was plenty of newsworthy moments. This is especially true for a pair of mid-major programs looking to make statements after years of being looked […] READ MORE


2020-21 Ohio Valley Basketball Preview

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LWOS continues its conference previews with the 2020-21 Ohio Valley Basketball Preview. The OVC has been a two-horse race between Belmont and Murray State for a while now. However, there is a third program that has been on the cusp of late. Austin Peay has been knocking on the door for a few seasons and […] READ MORE


Ohio Valley Conference 2010s All-Decade Team

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The Ohio Valley Conference has been dominated by Belmont and Murray State over the past decade. The ten regular-season titles were at least shared by either school in the last ten years. The Bruins and Racers also gave the league two bids to the NCAA Tournament last season. However, there have been some great players […] READ MORE


Mid-Major Takeaways: Week Fifteen

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One of the more interesting trends in mid-major basketball is how programs rotate through supremacy. Coaches can get in a good core of players and dominate the mid-major level for a few years. More often than not, those mini-dynasties are broken up by graduating seniors and coaches that get lured away by major programs. A […] READ MORE


Mid-Major Takeaways: Week Twelve

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The biggest mid-major news may have come out of Evansville this week. The Purple Aces fired head coach Walter McCarty after an investigation into sexual misconduct and Title IX violations. Aside from that, many mid-major conferences are getting near the halfway point of league play. This is the time when conference contenders start to make […] READ MORE


Mid-Major Takeaways: Week Seven

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With all the parity in college basketball this season, it should be no surprise that upsets keep occurring. However, some are bigger than others. Every year, there are a few mid-major teams that show the potential for earning an at-large bid. However, what often keeps them from getting one is missing a marquee win outside […] READ MORE


Mid-Major Takeaways: Week Three

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In the world of mid-major basketball, 15 minutes of fame might be all you have to hang your hat on at the end of the season. This is where we find the Evansville Purple Aces a little over a week after upsetting Kentucky. Before beating Morgan State in three overtimes on Sunday, the Purple Aces […] READ MORE