2010-11 Men's Basketball News
Monday, June 13, 2011
Rasmussen, Prettyman Honored by NACDA
ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics announced the winners of the Under Armour AD of the Year Award today (June 13) and two MVC ADs were honored.
Friday, June 03, 2011
MVC Announces 2011-12 Championship Sites
Commissioner Doug Elgin has announced a list of dates and sites for the various Missouri Valley Conference sports championships for the 2011-12 athletic season.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
2010-11 Elite 18 Award Winners
The list of Elite 18 honorees is highlighted by eleven 4.00 GPA selections, with one student-athlete winning the award twice in one year. Nine of the ten Valley schools are represented.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Wichita State Earns All-Sports Trophy
ST. LOUIS, MO. -- Wichita State is the 2010-11 Missouri Valley Conference all-sports champion. Wichita State has won six of the past eight MVC all-sports crowns and owns a league-best 18 all-sports trophies.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Creighton's Doug McDermott Invited to U19 Team USA Training Camp
Creighton's Doug McDermott has accepted an invitation from the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee to attend the 2011 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Championship Team training camp, USA Basketball today announced.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Friedman Named ISU Director of Athletics
Illinois State has announced the appointment of Gary Friedman as the Redbirds' Director of Athletics Wednesday. Friedman previously served as the senior associate athletic director at Louisville.
Monday, April 18, 2011
MVC Enters Partnership With Special Olympics
Commissioner Doug Elgin has announced that the Missouri Valley Conference and the Special Olympics have entered into a partnership that will feature a league-wide community outreach program.
Friday, April 08, 2011
Valley Trio Honored for Academics
An MVC trio has been named to the 2011 Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team. Creighton's Kaleb Korver, Wichita State's Graham Hatch, and Bradley's Dodie Dunson represent the MVC on the 11-person team.
Saturday, April 02, 2011
Missouri State Hires Paul Lusk as Basketball Coach
Paul Lusk, associate head coach at Purdue University, has been named Missouri State University's 17th men's basketball head coach.
Saturday, April 02, 2011
Dunson Receives Academic Honor
HOUSTON - Bradley Basketball senior guard Dodie Dunson was named to the second team for the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award All-America Team, according to an announcement from the award organizers during the Final Four Friday practice sessions at Reliant Stadium.
Saturday, April 02, 2011
Creighton Falls in CBI Title Game, 71-69
EUGENE, Ore. -- E.J. Singler's bank shot with 2.0 seconds left gave Oregon a 71-69 win over Creighton in the CBI championship game on Friday night in Eugene. Creighton was led by 21 points from Antoine Young.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Shockers Win National Title, Beat Alabama in NIT
(AP) NEW YORK -- The players flooded off the Wichita State bench, jumping together near the corner of the floor. Gregg Marshall smiled and pumped his fist. A few thousand fans dressed in yellow stood on their feet, cheering for a championship.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Creighton and Oregon Meet One More Time
EUGENE, Ore. -- Malcolm Armstead had five steals and Oregon outscored Creighton 35-9 off turnovers, forcing a decisive third game in the 2011 College Basketball Invitational with a 71-58 win on Wednesday night in Eugene.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Weems Named AP Honorable Mention All-American
Missouri State junior Kyle Weems has been named to the Associated Press All-America Basketball Team this week, as released by the AP through its member outlets.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Shockers To Face Alabama for NIT Title
Wichita State advanced to the Championship game of the NIT for the first time in school history with a 75-44 semifinal win against Washington State at Madison Square Garden. Garrett Stutz scored a career-high 24 points.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Creighton Takes Round 1 of CBI Championship
Creighton rode a hot-shooting start and held on to defeat Oregon, 84-76, in game one of the College Basketball Invitational's best-of-3 championship series, played before an event record crowd of 12,381.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Ford Takes Over Reigns at Bradley; Cuonzo Leaves MSU
Two major changes in the MVC men's basketball coaching landscape took place Sunday as Geno Ford has been named head coach at Bradley, while Cuonzo Martin has left Missouri State for the Tenneessee head coaching position.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
McDermott Named Freshman All-American
Creighton freshman Doug McDermott has been named to the 2011 CollegeInsider.com Freshman All-American Team, it was announced Friday.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Weems, Ahelegbe Earn All-America Honors
Northern Iowa senior point guard Kwadzo Ahelegbe and Missouri State junior forward Kyle Weems have been named to the 2011 Lou Henson All-America team by CollegeInsider.com.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Shockers, Bluejays Win Again
Wichita State has become the first MVC team to reach the NIT semifinals since 1982, while Creighton has advanced to the best-two-of-three championship series (vs. Oregon) in the CBI.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Creighton Reaches Century Mark in Win
Creighton stayed alive in post-season play with an impressive 102-92 win against visiting Davidson on Monday. The Bluejays will host UCF on Wednesday.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Shockers Win Again, Advance in NIT
On Sunday, Joe Ragland's layup with 2.6 seconds left in overtime lifted Wichita State to a 79-76 victory over Virginia Tech in the second round of the NIT. The Shockers (26-8) will host the College of Charleston in the quarterfinals.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Indiana State Falls to Syracuse
Defensive stopper Rick Jackson scored a season-high 23 points for Syracuse in a 77-60 win over Indiana State in a second-round game Friday night.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Wichita State Pounds Nebraska, 76-49
David Kyles scored 13 points and hit four of Wichita State's 11 3-pointers in a 76-49 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Valley Starts Strong in Post-Season Play
The Missouri Valley went 4-0 in post-season games on Tuesday. Next up: Wichita State vs. Nebraska (Wednesday, 6 p.m., ESPN2).
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
McDermott Named Freshman All-American
­Creighton forward Doug McDermott has been named to the 10-member U.S. Basketball Writers Association Freshman All-America Team.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Two MVC Teams to Host NIT Games
Missouri State and Wichita State will host first-round games in the NIT this week. The Bears play Murray State and Wichita State hosts Nebraska.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Pair of MVC Teams to Play in CBI
Two league teams -- Creighton and Evansville -- will participate in the College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Sycamores to Face Syracuse in NCAAs
Indiana State is returning to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2001 season and will take on Syracuse in the second round on Friday, March 18. ISU is a No. 14 seed while Syracuse is a No. 3.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
UNI to Face Rider in CIT First-Round Game
Northern Iowa will take on the Rider Broncs in the first round of the 2011 CollegeInsider.com Tournament Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the McLeod Center.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Valley Completes Pilot Season With Game Plan Instant Replay
The Valley has completed a pilot season of utilizing a new High Definition Courtside Video Replay system at its member institutions, as well as the first-ever deployment of this cutting-edge technology at its post-season basketball tournaments.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
MVC Represented on NABC All-District Teams
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the NABC Division I All-District teams for 2011, recognizing the nation's best men's collegiate basketball student-athletes. Ten MVC student-athletes represent the MVC on the District 16 team.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Panthers Accept Post-Season Bid
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team will play in the postseason for the third straight season and the sixth time in eight years after accepting a spot in the 2011 CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT).
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
One Shining Moment
Relive the sights of Arch Madness
Monday, March 07, 2011
MVC Announces 2011 Scholar-Athlete Teams
Senior Will Creekmore of Missouri State highlights a list of 15 student-athletes honored as part of the 2011 MVC Scholar-Athlete Teams, announced today by the league office. Last Thursday, the senior forward was tabbed the league’s Prairie Farms Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
Indiana State Earns MVC Automatic NCAA Berth
(AP) ST. LOUIS -- Indiana State was picked to finish seventh in the Missouri Valley Conference. The school earned its first NCAA tournament bid in a decade by knocking off a school that had risen from worst to first.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
2011 State Farm MVC All-Tournament Team
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Valley Honors Millionth Fan of Arch Madness
ST. LOUIS -- Tyler Anderson of Milwaukee, Wis., today became The Millionth Fan to pass through the turnstiles in the 21-year history of Arch Madness -- the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship annually played in St. Louis.
Friday, March 04, 2011
St. Louis City Reaps Rewards from State Farm MVC Tournament
RCGA economist estimates up to $15.1 million overall impact from four-day event at Scottrade Center.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Cuonzo Martin Tabbed MVC Coach of the Year
For the first time in school history, a Missouri State coach has won the MVC Coach of the Year award, as Missouri State men's head coach Cuonzo Martin has earned the honor.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Creekmore is Prairie Farms/Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Missouri State senior Will Creekmore has been named the 2011 Prairie Farms Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He heads a list of 15 student-athletes honored as part of the league's scholar-athlete team.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Smith, James Highlight Specialty Units
Junior Ben Smith of Wichita State and sophomore Anthony James of Northern Iowa headline the list of selections for the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference specialty teams for men's basketball.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Weems is Larry Bird Player of the Year
After helping Missouri State to its first regular-season Missouri Valley Conference crown and the tournament's No. 1 seed, Missouri State's Kyle Weems has been named the 2011 Larry Bird MVC Player of the Year.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Weekly Notebook / Tourney Preview
Tournament play starts Thursday with the Illinois State-Southern Illinois game (6:05 pm). All nine games are televised in HD this year.
Monday, February 28, 2011
MVC Announces MBB Players of the Week
This week's Missouri Valley Conference players of the week are Bradley's Andrew Warren and Indiana State's Jake Odum.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Seeds Announced for 2011 State Farm MVC Championship
Missouri State is the No. 1 seed for the State Farm MVC Men's Basketball Championship, which begins Thursday, March 3, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Bears Earn First Ever MVC Regular-Season Crown
Cuonzo Martin's Bears take the No. 1 seed into the State Farm MVC Tournament, which begins Thursday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. MSU was the No. 10 seed at the tourney two years ago.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Saturday Showdown Set for Springfield
Saturday's game at JQH Arena between Missouri State and visiting Wichita State will determine the No. 1 seed for the State Farm MVC Tournament. With the exception of the top two spots the remaining eight seeds were all but solidified with Wednesday's results.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Tuesday Men's Basketball Recaps
A few seeds took shape following Tuesday's games as Indiana State locked in the No. 3 seed for the State Farm MVC Tournament with a two-point victory at UNI. Illinois State (9) and Bradley (10) also assured their seeds in St. Louis following a one-point ISU win in Normal.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Creekmore Named Academic All-America
Missouri State senior Will Creekmore has been named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Monday, February 21, 2011
MVC MBB Notebook: Final Week of Regular Season
Regardless of what happens Wednesday, Saturday's game at JQH Arena between Missouri State and visiting Wichita State will determine the No. 1 seed for the State Farm MVC Tournament.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Valley Shootaround
MVC Basketball video report taking a look at this week's upcoming men's and women's matchups.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Valley Suffers First Losing Record in BracketBusters
Valley schools went a combined 3-7 the past two days in games associated with the 2011 Sears BracketBuster series. It's the first losing record for the league in the 9-year history of the event.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Shockers Fall to VCU, 68-67
Joe Ragland's 15 points could not keep Wichita State (22-6) from its fourth home loss.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Wednesday Night Men's Basketball Recaps
Creighton and Indiana State both won Wednesday, and with that ensured their first games in the State Farm MVC Tournament will be on Friday.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Shockers, Bears -- Still Tied For First
Following Tuesday's games Missouri State and Wichita State have claimed the top two seeds for the 2011 State Farm MVC Men's Championship.
Monday, February 14, 2011
League Enters Final Two Weeks
Just just league games remain, as league teams position themselves for the 2011 State Farm MVC Men's Basketball Championship in St. Louis (March 3-6 at Scottrade Center).
Monday, February 14, 2011
Valley Shootaround
The latest men's basketball video report including a look at the upcoming BracketBusters matchups.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Creighton Completes Sweep of Southern Illinois
Doug McDermott had 15 points to lead Creighton to a 69-50 win against Southern Illinois on Sunday night. Jahenns Manigat had a career-high 14 points and Gregory Echenique turned in his first double-double for the Bluejays.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Saturday Men's Basketball Recaps
On Saturday, Wichita State matched a league record by winning its seventh MVC road game by 10 or more points. The Shox and Missouri State remain tied for first with just three league games left.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Bears Climb Back Into First-Place Tie
Kyle Weems scored 27 points to lead Missouri State against a stubborn Bradley club on Wednesday night as the Bears won 77-69 and moved into a first-place tie with Wichita State.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Tuesday Men's Basketball Recaps
First place will be on the line Wednesday after Southern Illinois knocked off Wichita State on Tuesday. A Missouri State win against streaking Bradley (FS Midwest) on Wednesday could lift the Bears into a tie for first.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Pulliam to Receive MVC Honor
The Missouri Valley Conference announced today that Drake University student-athlete, radio broadcaster and administrator Dolph Pulliam has been selected as the 2010-11 recipient of the John Sanders 'Spirit of The Valley' Award.
Monday, February 07, 2011
Valley Weekly Men's Basketball Notebook
Wichita State improved its winning streak to five-straight games with a pair of victories last week and the Shockers became the first in the league to reach 20 wins this season. Meanwhile, Andrew Warren of Bradley and Rayvonte Rice of Drake are this week's Players of the Week.
Monday, February 07, 2011
Valley Shootaround
Latest episode of the Valley Men's Basketball video report, previewing the upcoming matchups.
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Drake Snaps UNI's Streak; Shockers Are First to Reach 20
In Saturday MVC men's basketball, Drake knocked off UNI, halting the Panthers' eight-game win streak. And Wichita State maintained sole possession of first place, becoming the first MVC team to 20 wins this year.
Friday, February 04, 2011
MSU's Creekmore Earns Academic Honor
Missouri State senior Will Creekmore has been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District 7 team on Thursday (Feb. 3), qualifying for Academic All-America voting later this spring.
Friday, February 04, 2011
MVC Completes Wildcard Weekend Telecast Selection
ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri Valley Conference has selected the Northern Iowa at Creighton men's basketball game on Saturday, February 26, to complete the league's Wildcard Weekend on Fox Sports and Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Shockers, Bears Selected for ESPN2 Wildcard
ST. LOUIS -- ESPN notified the Missouri Valley Conference of its selection of the league-leading Wichita State at Missouri State men's basketball game for air on ESPN2 on Saturday, February 26, at noon Central, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Lucas O'Rear to Miss Rest of Season
University of Northern Iowa senior forward Lucas O'Rear has a right ankle medial malleolar fracture and will miss the rest of the Panther men's basketball season.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Drake Nails Season-Best 16 Treys in Win at SIU
UNI won another close game, this time besting Illinois State by two points, as the Panthers moved into a second-place tie on Wednesday night. Elsewhere, Drake nailed 16 treys in a road win at SIU; and Evansville climbed into fourth place with its fourth-straight victory, this one a 12-point win against Missouri State.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Bradley Snaps Losing Skid; and Shockers Win Again
Bradley snapped its 11-game conference skid with an impressive 69-61 win against visiting Creighton on Tuesday, while Wichita State extended a school record by improving to 6-0 on the road in MVC play as the Shockers beat Indiana State, 70-54.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Three MVC Teams Chosen for BracketBusters
ESPN has announced the pairings for the ninth annual BracketBusters and three MVC teams (Missouri State, UNI and Wichita State) are featured in the 11-game telecast schedule.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Weekly Men's Basketball Notebook - Jan. 31
UNI's win at Missouri State on Sunday pulled the two-time defending champions within one game of co-leaders Missouri State and Wichita State. The Panthers (8-3) are the only league school to beat both MSU and WSU -- and they won both games on the road. While the Panthers have reeled off seven-straight wins, three others enter the week with three-straight wins, including Evansville, Illinois State and Wichita State.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Sunday Games Go Down to the Wire
Both Sunday games in the MVC went down to the wire. Illinois State beat Drake, 77-75 in OT, as a Drake try for three went in right after the clock expired. And UNI won its seventh straight, winning at MSU, 60-59. Adam Leonard's floater in the lane rimmed out at the buzzer.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Saturday Men's Basketball Recaps
In men's basketball, all three home teams protected their home court as Wichita State defeated Bradley, 61-41; Creighton led all the way in an 83-69 victory against Indiana State; and Evansville won for the third-straight game with a 17-point home win against visiting Southern Illinois.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Valley Announces 2011 Mountain West/MVC Challenge Series
The Mountain West Conference and Missouri Valley Conference have announced next season’s pairings for the MWC/MVC Challenge Series in men’s basketball.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Dunson a Finalist for Lowe's Senior Class Award
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Bradley guard Dodie Dunson (Bloomington, Ill./Bloomington H.S.) has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in men's basketball, according to an announcement today for the award organizers.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Panthers Protect Home Court; Wednesday Recaps
UNI's Kwadzo Ahelegbe scored a game-high 26 points in leading the Panthers to a 71-66 victory over visiting Creighton on Wednesday in front of a national ESPNU audience. The Panthers climbed into a third-place tie with Indiana State as the Sycamores surrendered a 17-point lead in losing to Evansville. Illinois State rallied to beat Bradley in overtime, 79-78, and Wichita State stayed perfect on the MVC road (5-0) with a large rally to win by 10 at Southern Illinois.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Bears Win On the Road Again
DES MOINES, Iowa - All five Missouri State starters scored in double figures, and Will Creekmore recorded his fourth double-double of the season as Missouri State earned a tough 73-70 conference road win Tuesday over Drake.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Weekly Men's Notebook - Jan. 24
Nineteen of the league's next 20 games over the next two weeks will be on either national or regional cable networks or will be carried by an MVC school's institutional telecast partner. All 10 games this week are on the air somewhere, including UNI's home game against Creighton this Wednesday (ESPNU).
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Sunday Basketball Recaps: ISU Notches First League Win
Illinois State picked up its first league win of the season with a 59-55 victory over Southern Illinois on Sunday night in a game that was featured on ESPNU. Evansville also won Sunday, 70-67, while handing Bradley its ninth-straight conference defeat.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Fantastic Finishes Highlight Saturday MVC Men's Basketball
Two dramatic finishes have put Missouri State in first place at the mid-way point of the Missouri Valley Conference race as the Bears (8-1) rallied late to beat Creighton, 67-66, and Wichita State (7-2) knocked off Indiana State (7-2) in triple overtime.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Indiana State Shares First Place After Dramatic Victory
Indiana State won for the 13th-straight time at home; Creighton won for the 13th-straight time in Omaha against Bradley; and Wichita State fell for the second-straight time at home on Wednesday night.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday Men's Basketball Recaps (Jan. 18)
Drake and Southern Illinois protected their homecourts Tuesday with wins against visiting Illinois State and Evansville, respectively.
Monday, January 17, 2011
MVC Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook (Jan. 17)
Missouri State (7-0) travels to Indiana State (6-1) on Wednesday, and the Bears are looking to surpass a school record for its best Division I league start.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Bears, Sycamores Both Win on Featured TV Contests
Missouri State (15-3, 7-0) and Indiana State (11-7, 6-1) both won on Sunday, setting up a crucial game Wednesday between two of the league's leading teams.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
MVC Men's Basketball Saturday Recaps
Wichita State became the first league team to reach 15 wins as the Shockers moved to 15-3 and remained perfect on the road in MVC play with a 68-54 win in Des Moines on Saturday night.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Bears Stay Perfect; Shockers Break Omaha Jinx
Missouri State won for the 18th-straight time at home and improved to a school-record 6-0 in MVC play after a 64-51 win #$%^against Southern Illinois. Indiana State and Wichita State both notched road victories to stay one game behind the Bears, while #$%^Evansville and UNI also won. The Shockers' win at Creighton was WSU's first there since 1992.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Valley Shootaround
The latest MVC Basketball Video report. Featuring a preview of Missouri State vs. Creighton and a look at the Wichita State and Northern Iowa.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Bears Stay Perfect; Shockers Break Omaha Jinx
Missouri State won for the 18th-straight time at home and improved to a school-record 6-0 in MVC play after a 64-51 win against Southern Illinois.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Weekly Basketball Coaches Teleconference
Each week the Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Coaches are available to media via teleconference. The comments are #$%^recorded and replayed on the Valley site each Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
MVC Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook (Jan. 10)
Missouri State (5-0) hosts Southern Illinois (3-2) on Wednesday, and the Bears are looking to start 6-0 in league play for the first #$%^time since starting Mid-Continent Conference play at 7-0 during 1988-89. MSU had never been better than 4-0 since becoming #$%^an MVC member, and the Bears matched and surpassed that last week.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Bears Take Over Sole Possession of First Place
Individual performances and an historic team effort highlighted Sunday's Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball action. #$%^Missouri State took over sole possession of first place and moved to 5-0 in MVC play for the first time in its history with a three- #$%^point win at Wichita State. Three reached the 30-point plateau, as UNI's Jake Koch (34), SIU's Carlton Fay (33) and Bradley's #$%^Andrew Warren (30) hit on all cylinders Sunday.
Saturday, January 08, 2011
Bears, Shockers Remain Unbeaten, Meet on Sunday
After Friday's Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball games, two league teams remained perfect -- and they collide on #$%^Sunday in Wichita (ESPNU at 7:35 p.m. CT). Missouri State and Wichita State are both 4-0. The Bears (1999-00) have started #$%^4-0 in MVC play just once before, while the Shockers last started 4-0 in 1982-83.
Friday, January 07, 2011
Bears, Shockers Remain Unbeaten, Meet on Sunday
After Friday's Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball games, two league teams remained perfect -- and they collide on Sunday in Wichita (ESPNU at 7:35 p.m. CT).
Thursday, January 06, 2011
WXOS Radio (St. Louis) to Air Arch Madness
Missouri Valley Conference Sports Properties (MVCSP) and St. Louis-based all-sports radio station WXOS-FM (101.1) have #$%^entered into a new three-year agreement, where WXOS will have exclusive rights to broadcast men's basketball games of the #$%^State Farm MVC Tournament in St. Louis through the 2012-13 season, MVCSP general manager Branden Miller has announced.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
WXOS Radio (St. Louis) to Air Arch Madness
Missouri Valley Conference Sports Properties (MVCSP) and St. Louis-based all-sports radio station WXOS-FM (101.1) have entered into a new three-year agreement.
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
MVC Men's Basketball Tuesday Recaps
After Tuesday's games two teams remained perfect in league play as Missouri State (3-0) and Wichita State (3-0) are knotted in a first-place tie early in the conference season.
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
MVC Men's Basketball Tuesday Recaps
After Tuesday's games two teams remained perfect in league play as Missouri State (3-0) and Wichita State (3-0) are knotted in #$%^a first-place tie early in the conference season. Three others are right behind them as Creighton, Indiana State and Southern #$%^Illinois sport 2-1 league records.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Weekly Basketball Coaches Teleconference
Each week the Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Coaches are available to media via teleconference.
Monday, January 03, 2011
MVC Weekly Men's Basketball Notebook (Jan. 3)
A pair of 2-0 league teams will face one another Tuesday on the MVC TV Network in a week that features three Valley #$%^produced telecasts. The Bradley-Drake game on Friday (MVC TV) and Missouri State-Wichita State on Sunday (ESPNU) are #$%^also on the air. Three teams (Creighton, Missouri State and Wichita State) survived the first week of league play with perfect 2- #$%^0 marks.
Monday, January 03, 2011
MVC Weekly Men's Basketball Notebook (Jan. 3)
A pair of 2-0 league teams will face one another Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT on the MVC TV Network in a week that features three Valley produced telecasts.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
MVC Men's Basketball Saturday (Jan. 1) Recaps
Three remained perfect in league play as Creighton, Missouri State and Wichita State all moved to 2-0 in conference action after Saturday's games.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
MVC Men's Basketball Saturday (Jan. 1) Recaps
Three remained perfect in league play as Creighton, Missouri State and Wichita State all moved to 2-0 in conference action after #$%^Saturday's games. Two-time defending league champ UNI fell to 0-2 after losing for the second-straight game on a last-second #$%^shot. Both SIU and Evansville rallied from double-digit first-half deficits to win and even their records at 1-1.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
MVC Men's Basketball Conference Season Begins
Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball wrapped up the 2010 calendar year with five conference games - the first of the #$%^2010-11 campaign. In the MVC TV featured game tonight, Missouri State and UNI exchanged three-pointers in the final seconds #$%^while Kyle Weems' game-winner was the difference in a 58-57 MSU win, ending UNI's 21-game homecourt winning streak.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Live Chat: Opening Night of Conference Basketball
The road to Arch Madness begins tonight as all 10 teams begin conference play, with Missouri State vs. Northern Iowa televised lived on MVC TV. Join in the live chat to keep up with all of the action.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
MVC Men's Basketball Conference Season Begins
Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball wrapped up the 2010 calendar year with five conference games - the first of the 2010-11 campaign. In the MVC TV featured game tonight, Missouri State and UNI exchanged three-pointers in the final seconds while Kyle Weems' game-winner was the difference in a 58-57 MSU win, ending UNI's 21-game home-court winning streak.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Weekly Men's Basketball Notebook - Dec. 27
Two-time defending league champion UNI opens the conference schedule against Missouri State on Dec. 29 as the league 90- #$%^game conference slate begins. Three league-produced contests are on the tube this week, as the Valley will air a pair of #$%^games on New Year's Day as Wichita State visits Bradley while Indiana State is at Evansville.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Slam Dunk: Valley MBB Completes 12-1 Week
Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball teams went 3-0 on Thursday, Dec. 23, completing a 12-1 week in non-conference #$%^play. In fact, the league went 26-5 to close out the pre-Christmas non-conference slate, carrying a 70-41 non-conference slate #$%^over to the New Year. League play begins with five conference games on Wednesday, Dec. 29.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Valley Surging as Non-Conference Play Nears End
Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball teams had a perfect Wednesday, going 5-0 in non-conference play. Combined, #$%^the league has gone 9-1 this week and 23-5 since games of Dec. 8. Three non-league games are on the slate for Thursday #$%^before a six-day break before the start of conference play Dec. 29.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
MVC Men's Basketball a Perfect 3-0 on Monday
In Monday's MVC men's basketball action, the Valley went a perfect 3-0 as Bradley outdistanced Jackson State, Creighton #$%^handled Western Illinois and Illinois State used overtime to down UNC Wilmington on the road.
Monday, December 20, 2010
UNI's Ahelegbe a Candidate for Bob Cousy Award
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., announced today the candidates for the 2011 Bob Cousy #$%^Award, which recognizes college basketball's top point guard. University of Northern Iowa senior Kwadzo Ahelegbe is one of #$%^66 players nominated for the 2011 award. Nominations were solicited from all schools across the country.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Valley Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook (Dec. 20)
The league wraps up the bulk of its non-conference schedule this week with 13 non-conference games, including three games #$%^Monday night. The MVC is 18 games over .500 (58-40), and last had a losing non-conference record during the 2002-03 #$%^campaign (49-53). Only one of the 13 games this week is on the road (10 home, two neutral, one away).
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Last-Second Heroics Help MVC on Saturday
Last-second heroics highlighted Saturday's MVC men's basketball action as the league went 4-2 in non-conference play. #$%^Wichita State and Evansville both won on last-second shots as the Shockers edged LSU, 70-69, and the Aces topped Middle #$%^Tennessee State, 81-79. Missouri State (over Saint Louis) and Creighton (against Idaho State) also won on Saturday.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Arch Madness Tickets on Sale Dec. 15
ST. LOUIS -- All-session tournament tickets for the 2011 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, #$%^affectionately known as Arch Madness, will be available Dec. 15. The event, which takes place at Scottrade Center, will be #$%^held Thursday-Sunday, March 3-6, 2011.
Monday, December 13, 2010
MVC Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook (Dec. 13)
The league has 22 non-conference games remaining before Christmas and another 10 for the ESPN BracketBuster series. The #$%^league is currently 13 games over .500, and last had a losing non-conference record during the 2002-03 campaign (49-53). #$%^The league compiled a .667 non-league winning percentage from 2003-04 through 2009-10.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Men's Basketball Saturday Recaps (Dec. 11)
Valley schools went 4-2 in non-conference play on Saturday, which included a perfect 4-0 record at home. Kenny Lawson #$%^notched a career high 30 points in Creighton's win against Saint Joseph's. Evansville, Illinois State, and UNI also posted non- #$%^conference wins Saturday, while Missouri State fell at Oklahoma State and SIU lost at Western Kentucky.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Historic Indiana State Win Highlights Wednesday Action
Indiana State beat DePaul the first time since 1979 with a 22-point home win behind a 24-point night by Dwayne Lathan. #$%^Southern Illinois and Drake also picked up wins Wednesday. Meanwhile, Bradley and Evansville fell to ACC powers #$%^Wednesday as the Braves lost at No. 1 Duke, and Evansville fell at home in front of a sold-out crowd to visiting North Carolina.
Monday, December 06, 2010
MBB Weekly Notebook: Big Week Ahead
The Valley will play five teams from BCS-football conferences this week, starting with Tuesday's UNI game at Iowa. #$%^Meanwhile, North Carolina's trip to Evansville on Wednesday will mark the first ACC team to visit a Missouri Valley Conference #$%^site since Miami scored a 74-69 win at Evansville on Nov. 17, 2006. Bradley visits top-ranked Duke on Wednesday.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Saturday MBB Recaps: Mountain West Clinches Series
Kwadzo Ahelegbe scored 25 points and Northern Iowa handed TCU its first home loss of the season in a Mountain West- #$%^Missouri Valley Challenge Series game on Saturday. The Mountain West clinched the series this year with a 3-1 record today, #$%^including a victory by No. 17 San Diego State over pre-season MVC favorite Wichita State.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Valley Drops First Four in 2010 Challenge Series
The league went 3-4 on Wednesday night in non-conference action, but lost all four of its games against Mountain West foes in #$%^the second annual Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge Series. Two of the losses were against ranked teams. UNI (vs. #$%^Iowa State), Missouri State (UALR) and Wichita State (Chicago State) all posted wins Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Indiana State, Bradley fall on the road Tuesday night
On the eve of Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge Series II, the league dropped a pair of road contests in men's basketball #$%^as Indiana State battled but lost at #25 Notre Dame, 81-72. Bradley, playing without an injured Sammy Maniscalco (its second #$%^starter lost for the year), had a 12-point lead at Western Carolina but fell, 66-65.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Critical Week Features Mountain West-Valley Challenge Series
The second annual Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge Series takes place this week with nine games between the two #$%^conferences from Dec. 1-5. Three of the games will feature ranked teams. The MVC won last year's series 5-4. Evansville's #$%^Colt Ryan and Creighton's Doug McDermott are this week's Player and Newcomer of the Week, respectively.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday MBB Recaps: Evansville Wins at No. 23 Butler
Evansville's historic win at No. 23 Butler highlighted a near-perfect Saturday in Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball. #$%^The Aces won for the first time at Hinkle Fieldhouse since 1994 while giving the MVC its first win over a ranked team this #$%^season. It marked Butler's first home loss in over two years.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Valley Men's Basketball Goes 2-2 on Friday (Nov. 26)
Valley men's basketball teams went 2-2 on Friday, featuring wins by Illinois State and Creighton in non-conference play during #$%^in-season tournaments. In the Chicago Invitational, Southern Illinois battled No. 8 Purdue closely, but the Boilermakers pulled #$%^away in the second half.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Valley Men's Basketball Wednesday (Nov. 24) Recaps
Thanksgiving Eve delivered two impressive victories as Wichita State stormed back from an early deficit to beat Virginia by 12 in #$%^the Maui Invitational, while Drake got 26 points from Seth VanDeest in an opening-round win in the Great Alaska Shootout.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Valley Men's Basketball Tuesday Night Recaps
On Tuesday, Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball teams went a perfect 3-0, as all three teams won in-season #$%^tournament games. Wichita State outdistanced Chaminade, Missoouri State beat Pacific by 11, and Southern Illinois cruised past #$%^Charleston Southern.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Valley Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook (Nov. 22)
Valley men's basketball schools are engaged in a host of tournaments during the Thanksgiving holiday, beginning with two #$%^games Monday, Nov. 22. Wichita State is in Hawaii and takes on UConn in the first round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational, #$%^while Missouri State hosts the first of two games in the consolation round of the Dick's Sporting Goods Preseason NIT.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Shox are Lone Unbeaten as Four Fall on Sunday
In men's basketball, four of the league's five unbeaten teams fell for the first time on Sunday, leaving Wichita State as the #$%^league's only unbeaten team. The Shockers put that perfect record on the line Monday with a 2 pm CT game against UConn #$%^(ESPN2). Southern Illinois, meanwhile, snapped its two-game skid with a seven-point win Sunday.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
MVC Men's Basketball Saturday Recaps
All three Valley men's basketball games went down to the closing seconds as the league recorded a 2-1 record in non- #$%^conference action on Saturday. Bradley got a pair of free throws from Sam Maniscalco with .3 seconds left to beat USC 64-63 #$%^to highlight the evening.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Valley Men's Basketball Recaps From Wednesday
Valley schools went a combined 4-3 on Wednesday, winning all four home games and dropping three road games. Missouri #$%^State saw its winning streak (6) come to an end as the Bears battled No. 23 Tennessee in Knoxville to the end, losing 60-56 in #$%^the second round of the preseason NIT.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Valley Men's Basketball Tuesday Night Recaps
In men's basketball action Tuesday, the Missouri Valley Conference had a near-perfect slate, going 4-1 in non-conference #$%^action. The only blemish was a one-point overtime loss. Bradley (2-0), Missouri State (2-0) and Wichita State (1-0) all remain #$%^perfect on the season.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Weekly Men's Basketball Notebook - Nov. 15
The league's pre-season favorite begins its quest for a Valley title as Wichita State opens its 2010-11 season Tuesday with a #$%^home game against visiting Texas Southern. Meanwhile, Creighton sweeps the Valley's initial awards as Antoine Young and #$%^Doug McDermott are the league's Player and Newcomer of the Week, respectively.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Creighton Stays Perfect; Illinois State Wins Opener
In MVC men's basketball action on Sunday, Illinois State won its season opener in easy fashion, Creighton survived a scare but #$%^improved to 2-0; and Indiana State fell in overtime.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Valley Piles Up Wins Again, Improves to 7-3 Overall
The Missouri Valley Conference split a pair of non-conference games Saturday and improved to 7-3 in non-conference play in #$%^2010-11. All three losses came on an opponent's home court, while two of those three road games were against top-25 teams.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Valley Men's Basketball Starts With 4-1 Mark
The 2010-11 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball season began Friday, and the league started off impressively, #$%^recording a 4-1 non-conference record. The only blemish -- a UNI loss at No. 10 Syracuse. Four games dot the schedule on #$%^Saturday, including an SIU game at No. 13 Illinois.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Three Valley Student-Athletes Named Lowe's Senior Class Award Candidates
Sixty NCAA men's and women's basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were tabbed as candidates today for the 2010-11 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Three MVC student-athletes are on the list.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
MVC Basketball Media Day Audio Excerpts
The 2010 MVC Basketball Media Day was at the Sheraton City Center Hotel in downtown St. Louis on Tuesday, Oct. 26. #$%^Excerpts from coaches, student-athletes on the pre-season men's and women's team, and commissioner Doug Elgin are #$%^available.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Wichita State Picked to Win MVC Men's Basketball Crown
ST. LOUIS -- Wichita State, which returns four starters from a team that won 25 games last year, has been picked to win the #$%^Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball title in 2010-11. WSU was last picked to win the league in 2003-04 and last #$%^earned the league's regular-season title in 2006.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
MVC Announces 2010-11 Men's Basketball Schedule
The Missouri Valley Conference has released its 2010-11 men's basketball schedule, whose regular-season slate culminates #$%^with the State Farm MVC Championship in St. Louis (March 3-6).
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Drake's Emmenecker Featured in Today's Man vs. Food TV Show
DES MOINES, IOWA - Former Drake Basketball standout Adam Emmenecker, along with Jethro's Barbeque, will be featured on #$%^this Wednesday's Man vs. Food television show on the Travel Channel. Jethro's will be hosting a watch party starting at 7 p.m. #$%^with the show airing at 8 p.m. Central time.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
MVC, Niles Media Group Announce TV Production Agreement
Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today that the Missouri Valley Conference has signed an agreement with Kansas City- #$%^based Niles Media Group to serve as the production company for the conference's television package.
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