The good news for the Southeast Missouri State women's volleyball team on Saturday evening was a share of the Ohio Valley Conference championship.
The bad news was the No. 3 seed for the OVC tournament, which will be played Thursday through Saturday in Jacksonville, Ala.
The Redhawks ended up in a tie for first place along with Jacksonville State and Morehead State -- all had 15-5 league records -- after Morehead State was swept in three games Saturday by Samford. Jacksonville State, the defending league champion, swept Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.
JSU had the tiebreaker for the top seed and the right to host the six-team tourney, while Morehead State also received a bye.
Southeast, which is the second-hottest team in the OVC with a four-game winning streak, will open tourney play Thursday with the hottest team, sixth-seeded Tennessee Tech (11-9).
-- Southeast Missourian