Tag:Missouri Valley
Posted on: October 13, 2009 10:26 pm

Missouri Valley/Mountain West Challenge Pairings

There are some pretty good games in the first year of the Missouri Valley/Mountain West challenge. Here's the complete list:

11/13/09       Bradley at BYU (BYU, 2-1, last met 12/17/77)
11/20/09       Colorado State at Indiana State (tied, 1-1, last met 12/30/81)
11/21/09       Southern Illinois at UNLV (UNLV, 2-1, last met 12/23/83)
12/05/09       Air Force at Missouri State (first meeting)
12/12/09       TCU at Wichita State (WSU, 5-2, last met 12/8/08)
12/19/09       Creighton at New Mexico (UNM, 2-1, last met 11/16/08)
12/19/09      Illinois State at Utah (first meeting)
12/22/09      San Diego State at Drake (DU, 4-2, last met 11/25/77)
12/23/09       Wyoming at Northern Iowa (UW, 3-0, last met 12/13/08)

Source: MVC-Sports.com

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 3, 2009 9:19 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2009 9:27 pm

Conference Tournament Previews: Missouri Valley

I am going to preview every single conference tournament one by one. Instead of what I initially started I am going to do them all on separate blog entries because I feel like this will give everyone a chance to discuss these conference tournaments. It will give them a home where everyone can join in and post their thoughts. Please comment.

Missouri Valley Conference Tournament:

First Round
#8 Drake vs. #9 Indiana State (March 5)
#7 Wichita State vs. #10 Missouri State (March 5)

#1 Northern iowa vs. Drake/Indiana State (March 6)
#4 Bradley vs. Southern Illinois (March 6)
#2 Creighton vs. Wichita State/Missouri State (March 6)
#3 Illinois State vs. #6 Evansville

Semifinals: March 7

Championship: March 8

Prediction: Creighton is the two seed because they lost out on a tiebreaker with Northern Iowa, but there's no doubt that the Bluejays are the true favorites. Creighton is one of the hottest teams in the country and may not even need to win the conference tournament to get in. I expect them to keep rolling but I do say watch out for Evansville . If there's one thing to know about the Missouri Valley it's this: Arch Madness is almost as good as March Madness. Make sure to tune in!


Other Conference Tournament Previews:

Atlantic Sun
Big South
Ohio Valley
Patriot League
Sun Belt




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