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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
(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.
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 MenÃ¢Â€Â™s Basketball Championship annually played in St. Louis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
#$%^Andrew Warren (30) hit on all cylinders Sunday.
After Friday's Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball games, two league teams remained perfect -- and they collide on
#$%^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
#$%^4-0 in MVC play just once before, while the Shockers last started 4-0 in 1982-83.
Missouri Valley Conference Sports Properties (MVCSP) and St. Louis-based all-sports radio station WXOS-FM (101.1) have
#$%^entered into a new three-year agreement, where WXOS will have exclusive rights to broadcast men's basketball games of the
#$%^State Farm MVC Tournament in St. Louis through the 2012-13 season, MVCSP general manager Branden Miller has announced.
After Tuesday's games two teams remained perfect in league play as Missouri State (3-0) and Wichita State (3-0) are knotted in
#$%^a first-place tie early in the conference season. Three others are right behind them as Creighton, Indiana State and Southern
#$%^Illinois sport 2-1 league records.
A pair of 2-0 league teams will face one another Tuesday on the MVC TV Network in a week that features three Valley
#$%^produced telecasts. The Bradley-Drake game on Friday (MVC TV) and Missouri State-Wichita State on Sunday (ESPNU) are
#$%^also on the air. Three teams (Creighton, Missouri State and Wichita State) survived the first week of league play with perfect 2-
Three remained perfect in league play as Creighton, Missouri State and Wichita State all moved to 2-0 in conference action after
#$%^Saturday's games. Two-time defending league champ UNI fell to 0-2 after losing for the second-straight game on a last-second
#$%^shot. Both SIU and Evansville rallied from double-digit first-half deficits to win and even their records at 1-1.
Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball wrapped up the 2010 calendar year with five conference games - the first of the
#$%^2010-11 campaign. In the MVC TV featured game tonight, Missouri State and UNI exchanged three-pointers in the final seconds
#$%^while Kyle Weems' game-winner was the difference in a 58-57 MSU win, ending UNI's 21-game homecourt winning streak.
Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball wrapped up the 2010 calendar year with five conference games - the first of the 2010-11 campaign. In the MVC TV featured game tonight, Missouri State and UNI exchanged three-pointers in the final seconds while Kyle Weems' game-winner was the difference in a 58-57 MSU win, ending UNI's 21-game home-court winning streak.
Two-time defending league champion UNI opens the conference schedule against Missouri State on Dec. 29 as the league 90-
#$%^game conference slate begins. Three league-produced contests are on the tube this week, as the Valley will air a pair of
#$%^games on New Year's Day as Wichita State visits Bradley while Indiana State is at Evansville.
Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball teams went 3-0 on Thursday, Dec. 23, completing a 12-1 week in non-conference
#$%^play. In fact, the league went 26-5 to close out the pre-Christmas non-conference slate, carrying a 70-41 non-conference slate
#$%^over to the New Year. League play begins with five conference games on Wednesday, Dec. 29.
Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball teams had a perfect Wednesday, going 5-0 in non-conference play. Combined,
#$%^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
#$%^before a six-day break before the start of conference play Dec. 29.
In Monday's MVC men's basketball action, the Valley went a perfect 3-0 as Bradley outdistanced Jackson State, Creighton
#$%^handled Western Illinois and Illinois State used overtime to down UNC Wilmington on the road.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanksgiving Eve delivered two impressive victories as Wichita State stormed back from an early deficit to beat Virginia by 12 in
#$%^the Maui Invitational, while Drake got 26 points from Seth VanDeest in an opening-round win in the Great Alaska Shootout.
On Tuesday, Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball teams went a perfect 3-0, as all three teams won in-season
#$%^tournament games. Wichita State outdistanced Chaminade, Missoouri State beat Pacific by 11, and Southern Illinois cruised past
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Missouri Valley Conference split a pair of non-conference games Saturday and improved to 7-3 in non-conference play in
#$%^2010-11. All three losses came on an opponent's home court, while two of those three road games were against top-25 teams.
The 2010-11 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball season began Friday, and the league started off impressively,
#$%^recording a 4-1 non-conference record. The only blemish -- a UNI loss at No. 10 Syracuse. Four games dot the schedule on
#$%^Saturday, including an SIU game at No. 13 Illinois.
Sixty NCAA men's and women's basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were tabbed as candidates today for the 2010-11 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Three MVC student-athletes are on the list.
The 2010 MVC Basketball Media Day was at the Sheraton City Center Hotel in downtown St. Louis on Tuesday, Oct. 26.
#$%^Excerpts from coaches, student-athletes on the pre-season men's and women's team, and commissioner Doug Elgin are
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.
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.
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.