Checking in on the… Missouri Valley

Posted by rtmsf on February 23rd, 2009

Current Records and my standings (Conference Record)(Last Week Rank)

  1. Creighton (23-6)(12-4) (2)
  2. Northern Iowa (18-10) (12-4)(1)
  3. Illinois St. (22-6) (11-5)(3)
  4. Bradley (16-12) (9-7) (4)
  5. Evansville (16-11) (7-9) (5)
  6. Drake (17-12) (7-9) (7)
  7. Wichita St. (14-14) (7-9) (6)
  8. Indiana St. (9-19) (6-10) (8)
  9. Southern Illinois (11-17) (6-10) (9)
  10. Missouri St. (11-17) (3-13) (10)


This weekend all 10 teams took part in the annual ESPN Bracketbusters event. Though the league went 7-3 in its games, 2 of the top three teams in the league suffered losses. The MAAC was not friendly to the Valley as Illinois St. lost to Niagara and Northern Iowa continued its slide losing to Siena. However, Creighton scored a nice win against George Mason to get talk going about a possible at-large berth.


The battle for the Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship has come down to the final week. 3 teams are still in the race and anything could happen this week as Creighton, Northern Iowa and Illinois St. battle it out. There are several scenarios that could have any of the three win the conference outright or even end in a 3-way tie. The MVC tournament could be really interesting.

Speaking of the Missouri Valley Tournament, I will be down in St. Louis as a fan, but also covering for Rush the Court the goings on in the Tournament from press row. This should be a lot of fun.

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