OVC preseason poll results for men’s, women’s basketball

OVC preseason poll results for men’s, women’s basketball
The Ohio Valley Conference released results of the preseason men's and women's basketball orders of finish. (Source: Stock image/Raycom Media)

(KFVS) - The Ohio Valley Conference men’s and women’s coaches and communication directors voted on preseason favorites for the 2018-19 season.

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Posted by Adam King KFVS on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The 2018-19 OVC Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll:

  1. Belmont (8 first-place votes) - 227 points
  2. Murray State (9) - 221
  3. Jacksonville State (7) - 211
  4. Austin Peay - 188
  5. Tennessee Tech - 135
  6. Eastern Kentucky - 118
  7. Eastern Illinois - 116
  8. Tennessee State - 101
  9. Southeast Missouri - 82
  10. Morehead State - 78
  11. UT Martin - 77
  12. SIUE - 30

2018-19 Preseason All-OVC Men’s Basketball Team:

  • Shaq Buchanan - Murray State
  • Ledarrius Brewer - Southeast Missouri
  • Jason Burnell - Jacksonville State
  • Christian Cunningham - Jacksonville State
  • Lamontray Harris - Morehead State
  • Fatood Lewis - UT Martin
  • Terrell Lewis - Eastern Illinois
  • Nick Mayo - Eastern Kentucky
  • Kevin McClain - Belmont
  • Ja Morant - Murray State
  • Terry Taylor - Austin Peay
  • Dylan Windler - Belmont

The Preseason OVC Player of the Year was Dylan Windler from Belmont.

2018-19 OVC Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll:

  1. Belmont (20 first-place votes) - 240 points
  2. UT Martin (3) - 204
  3. Jacksonville State - 180
  4. Morehead State - 179
  5. Southeast Missouri - 154
  6. SIUE (1) - 149
  7. Tennessee Tech - 112
  8. Tennessee State - 93
  9. Austin Peay - 86
  10. Eastern Kentucky - 62
  11. Eastern Illinois - 60
  12. Murray State - 58

2018-19 Women’s Basketball Preseason All-OVC Team:

  • Darby Marggard - Belmont
  • Tia Wooten - Tennessee Tech
  • Miranda Crockett - Morehead State
  • Tesia Thompson - Southeast Missouri
  • Jenny Roy - Belmont
  • Chelsey Perry - UT Martin
  • Grace Lennox - Eastern Illinois
  • Emanye Robertson - UT Martin
  • Mackenzie Coleman - Tennessee Tech
  • Taylor Roberts - Tennessee State

The Preseason OVC Player of the Year was Darby Maggard from Belmont.

The season will kick off with an exhibition contest on Oct. 25 while the first regular season games will be played on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament will be held on March 6-9 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.

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