SE Missouri State-Eastern Kentucky: Mitch Picks Ohio Valley Hoops on Feb. 12/09

Mitch WilsonSenior Writer IFebruary 12, 2009

* I typed Eastern Kentucky into Getty Images and this was one of the pictures that came up...there was no EKU Hoops to be found.

SE Missouri State (3-21) at Eastern Kentucky (14-10)

The Line: Eastern Kentucky -18

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, 9 EST

Can anyone believe we're just midway through our second week of being a live site at The College Basketball Place? I find it tough to believe myself. After I did that huge building process over at The College Football Place, it's nice that people like our stuff enough to not even think twice and read our college hoops articles and write-ups.

I think when it comes to a game like this Ohio Valley gem, it will probably take more than the hardcore hoops fan to even peek in and read it. This is a miserable matchup featuring the team I often point to as the worst team in D-I college hoops, SE Missouri State.

I'll be honest, I'm not going to spend a lot of time on this thing crunching numbers, because 3-21—with the three coming against lower division schools I never heard of, including Culver-Stockton and Longwood—speaks volumes about the state of Southeast Missouri State college basketball this year.

Everyone has a person they speak sports with about on just about a daily basis; mine is my friend Jim Powell. Not only does not a day go by when we don't reference the Temptations or Motown, but usually not a day goes by we don't make a wise crack as to how awful SE Mizzou is.

For those who even went out of their way in their busy day to read this thing—and I know there aren't many of you—Austin Peay is the team I think can really shake things up if they can get to the NCAA Tournament. If not, they may make the NIT and go pretty far there as well.

While I mention Austin Peay in a positive light regularly, I laugh every time I say SE Missouri State. The Redhawks stink, and I wouldn't go near them, especially on the road against a team with a winning record.

Mitch's Pick: Eastern Kentucky -18

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