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Ohio Valley preview: Belmont tightens grip with Bradshaw, Bradds

Belmont senior guard Craig Bradshaw had 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting in the Bruins' NCAA tournament loss to Virginia. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Coaching changes at a third of the Ohio Valley's schools will bring a different look to the conference this season. In three of those cases, the new hires had local ties.

Murray State turned to former assistant Matt McMahon to lead the program after Steve Prohm left for a new challenge at Iowa State.

After 10 years at Eastern Kentucky, Jeff Neubauer took off for Fordham. The Colonels turned to Dan McHale, who was a student manager on Kentucky's 1998 national championship team and a former assistant under Rick Pitino at Louisville.