Keep Hope Alive

Emotionally devastating loss last weekend.  While the odds are long, the Gamecocks still have a lot to play for this season.  Essentially, the Gamecocks need to win out and hope that the other teams in the league have two losses. Here is a look at whats in front of each of the contenders:

TENNESSEE STATE – currently undefeated:

@ Jacksonville State, Tennessee Tech, @ Murray, UTM.

EASTERN KENTUCKY– currently one conference loss:

@ Tennessee Tech, Eastern Illinois, @ SEMO, Murray State.

EASTERN ILLINOIS– currently one conference loss:

@EKU, Tennessee Tech, SEMO.

UTM– currently one conference loss:

@ SEMO, Jacksonville State, @ Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State

Analysis: 

First off, the Gamecocks running the table is anything but a given.  Even if JSU upsets TSU, they still have a game against a very good Martin team and unpredictable Murray State. 

Second, JSU fans need to become big fans of Tennessee Tech.  If they get hot and beat EKU and/or Tennessee State, it would do wonders for JSU’s chances.

Third, what an amazing break that EIU and Tennessee State don’t have to play each other.  What I don’t know is whether if these teams finish with two losses, but one less win, whether they get to share in the title with a team that plays a full OVC schedule and finishes with two losses.

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