The Colonels have already locked up a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.

For the first time in five seasons, EKU will advance to the postseason.

That's for certain.

With two weeks left in the regular season, the Colonels are still uncertain, however, about where they will be seeded in the tournament.

"As we keep playing, we have a chance to improve our position," EKU coach A.W. Hamilton said. "We don't just want to make it. We want to have a chance to get to the NCAA Tournament."

The Colonels have four regular-season games left on the schedule -- and they could finish anywhere from first to sixth in the standings.

EKU (10-4 OVC) currently sits in fourth place, two games out of first place and two games ahead of Tennessee State (8-6).

The Colonels and Tigers are set to meet today in a game that could have a big impact on the standings.

"It's a huge game," Hamilton said. "Tennessee State is one of the most athletic and talented teams in our league."

Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. today at McBrayer Arena.

The Colonels beat the Tigers, 92-88, on Jan. 18 in Nashville.

"We played incredible and we came out of there with a win," Hamilton said of the win over TSU. "They will be fired up to play us and we will be fired up to play them."

EKU's remaining games are all against teams in the upper half of the OVC standings -- TSU, Murray State (12-2), Belmont (11-3) and Morehead State (6-8).

Those results will have an impact on the tournament schedule.

The top two seeds get a double-bye and move straight into the semifinal.

The teams with the third and fourth-best records in the league get a bye into the second round.

EKU picked up a hard-fought win over Morehead State last week on the road that locked up a tournament bid. The Colonels had a chance to move up the standings on Saturday, but fell at first-place Austin Peay, 93-85.

Without starting point guard JacQuess Hobbs in the lineup, EKU fell behind by 14 points at halftime, but was able to get back within two points in the second.

Tre King had 23 points and four rebounds, while Jomaru Browne added 18 points and Ty Taylor finished with 13 points.

"I was proud of our guys," Hamilton said. "We fought. We got back in the game. We gave ourselves a chance to win, but in the end we gave up 24 offensive rebounds."

Tennessee State snapped a two-game losing streak with a 70-55 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday at home.

In the first meeting of the season between EKU and TSU, Browne had a game-high 37 points, six rebounds and four assists, while Michael Moreno added 15 points and seven rebounds.

The Tigers had four players in double-figures, led by Carlos Marshall, Jr. (22 points, five assists, five rebounds).

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