The final week of regular season play in the Ohio Valley Conference ended the same way it began: with UT Martin and Belmont sharing the top spot in the conference standings.
Tennessee Tech began the conference season by winning 10 straight games. Oh, how times can change.
Belmont did all it could to remain in the hunt for its fifth straight Ohio Valley Conference regular season title by defeating Tennessee Tech 59-47 on Jan. 30. The pursuit of that goal took a hit two days later when the Bruins’ share of the top spot proved to be short-lived when Jacksonville State stunned Belmont 60-41.
The preseason favorites in the Ohio Valley Conference are beginning to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack as the top three teams in the poll at the start of the season opened conference play with a pair of wins.