MVC Roundtable: Beat writers recap 2015-16, look ahead

Posted by & filed under Men's Basketball, Missouri Valley.

Bradley Grade the past season: Through an outsider’s eyes, the worst won-loss record in school history (5-27) might be considered utter failure regardless of the circumstances. But credit goes to a roster of 10 freshmen, one sophomore and one injury-plagued senior that maintained a strong effort level through a brutally tough non-conference season and showed… Read more »

Mockevicius to team up with Wichita State duo in all-star game

Posted by & filed under Men's Basketball, Missouri Valley.

University of Evansville center Egidijus Mockevicius will join forces with Missouri Valley Conference rivals Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet on Friday at the Reese’s College All-Star Game at NRG Stadium in Houston. The first-team all-MVC performers will represent the West team in the contest, which features 20 of the top seniors in NCAA Division I. The game… Read more »

My all-MVC ballot

Posted by & filed under Men's Basketball, Missouri Valley.

Here are my selections, in rank order, with some notes/justifications added. Keep in mind I couldn’t vote for Evansville players or coaches, with the exception of the all-bench and most-improved teams. ALL-CONFERENCE  1. Fred VanVleet, Wichita State (Player of the Year) 2. Ron Baker, WSU 3. Wes Washpun, Northern Iowa — I chose Washpun over… Read more »

MVC Roundtable: Wichita State’s recent losses, Missouri State’s promising young core, advice for the commissioner

Posted by & filed under Men's Basketball, Missouri Valley.

A sampling of opinions from media members around the Missouri Valley Conference 1. How intriguing is the MVC Tournament after Wichita State’s losses to Illinois State and Northern Iowa? Extremely intriguing. The Shockers’ losses to ISU and UNI has given hope to those playing on Friday that maybe they can steal an invite to the… Read more »

MVC Roundtable: Beat writers update the season, re-evaluate the conference race

Posted by & filed under Men's Basketball, Missouri Valley.

Missouri Valley Conference beat writers take stock of the non-conference season and re-evaluate preseason predictions. TODD GOLDEN, TERRE HAUTE TRIBUNE STAR Who is your pick for Missouri Valley Conference favorite and where does Indiana State fit? Wichita State is still the favorite. At full strength, or as close to full strength as they’re going to… Read more »

Updated MVC predictions

Posted by & filed under Men's Basketball, Missouri Valley.

Now that nonconference play is essentially finished (Wichita State still hosts New Mexico State on Tuesday), it’s time to re-evaluate the impending Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball race. This will look a bit different from my preseason poll. Most notably, Illinois State hasn’t met expectations while Southern Illinois has been better than expected. But we’ll… Read more »

MVC basketball roundtable: nonconference updates

Posted by & filed under Men's Basketball, Missouri Valley.

Beat writers from around the Missouri Valley Conference provide updates on each team. Bradley (1-7) What we’ve learned: That Bradley struggled in the early going is no surprise. The Braves are the youngest, least-experienced team in Division I basketball with a roster numbering 10 freshmen, one sophomore and one senior. Following a 52-51 squeaker over… Read more »

MVC men’s basketball spring update

Posted by & filed under Men's Basketball, Missouri Valley.

    The MVC spring update is compiled from conference beat writers: Bradley (9-24, 3-15 MVC) 1. What was the team’s major off-season issue that needed addressing? Bradley’s needs were numerous after a 9-24 season. I don’t know that anyone could have predicted the massive overhaul that has taken place, starting with a new coaching staff… Read more »

A look at UE in preseason basketball rankings

Posted by & filed under Men's Basketball, Missouri Valley.

The University of Evansville men’s basketball team was chosen fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll released last week, but where do the Aces stack up in other preseason projections? Ken Pomeroy, who maintains a respected website that archives advanced statistics and projects results based on those numbers, slotted UE to finish sixth in… Read more »