RTC Live: MVC Tournament Qtrs – Missouri State vs. Wichita StatePosted by rtmsf on March 5th, 2010
RTC Live comes to you from the Gateway City on Friday night, as Day Two of Arch Madness continues with the second seeded Wichita State Shockers taking on the Missouri State Bears. Wichita State wrapped up the regular season 23-8, 12-6 in the Valley, and was in the discussion for an NCAA at-large bid until they lost to previously winless Evansville in early February. Since then, they’ve lost twice more, both on the road (Utah State and Bradley, the former in the BracketBusters event). The Shockers are perhaps the most physical team in the MVC, as their +5 rebound margin (best in the league) and their defense allows just 61 points a game can attest. Meanwhile, Missouri State is in year two under former Purdue star Cuonzo Martin, and got off to a hot start before fading during the second half of conference play, going 20-11 and 8-10 in the MVC. The Bears are led by MVC Newcomer of the Year Adam Leonard, who averages 12 points and 3 assists a game, and they won the second play-in game last night to earn to right to play the Shockers. Stop by at 6 PM for RTC Live from courtside at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis!