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Eagles open OVC Men's Basketball Championship vs. UT Martin

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State opens the 2013 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Championship on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET against UT Martin. All games will be played at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.

The fifth-seeded Eagles, who finished OVC play 8-8, are 14-17 overall. The eighth-seeded Skyhawks, who wrapped up their league slate 5-11, are 9-20 overall.

Morehead State owns a 30-13 advantage in the all-time series against UT Martin. The mark includes an 88-74 victory on Jan. 19 at the Elam Center in Martin.

The OVC Tournament began in 1949. MSU has claimed four titles, with two coming in the past four seasons (2009 and 2011). UTM has yet to win a league crown.

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