It's on in the Ohio Valley tonight, as the two best teams in the conference battle for seeding position. Tech (9-2) is on a six-game win streak; the RPI No. 73 Golden Eagles are led by a three-man double-figure-scoring backcourt, and despite being solidly in the middle of all OVC statistical measurements, lead the league in wins.
Murray (8-2) is a study in equal distribution -- their leading scorer, 6-5 senior Shawn Witherspoon
, has 11.1 ppg but they have four guys who average nine. They're the best rebounding team in the Other Valley (34.8 rpg) and sport the most efficient defense (.94 points per poss. defense); and as I often like to mention, the Racers are among the national leaders in floor percentage (54.4%, 13th in D1), the statistic that measures how often possessions result in scores.
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