Cam Alford is glad 12th-ranked John A. Logan College's men's basketball team got a bye at the NJCAA Tournament, because the team will get an early glimpse at its competition and have some time to get comfortable.
INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly two decades ago, Scott Drew decided to leave his comfort zone at tiny Valparaiso for the scandal-plagued basketball program at Baylor, explaining to his father that there was nowhere for the Bears to go but up.
Porter Moser orchestrated one of the great underdog stories in sports in recent years, leading mid-major Loyola to two deep NCAA Tournament runs with the blessing of Sister Jean.
Cameron Krutwig had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 22 Loyola beat Indiana State 65-49 on Saturday to advance to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament final.
ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Valley Conference was the only Division I league in the country to get all of its 90 games in, rolling the dice against COVID-19 with doubleheader series.
A big uphill climb began with a double-digit deficit for SIU's men's basketball team Friday.
ST. LOUIS — When Bradley guard Ville Tahvanainen went out, SIU guard Ben Harvey put his head down and went in with the game on the line Thursday night.
Sophomore guards Trent Brown and Lance Jones earned spots on the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team announced on Thursday.
In the 30 previous Missouri Valley Conference Tournaments in St. Louis, the top-two seeds have gone a combined 57-3 in their first games.
Only one team has won the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament three straight years, and Bradley's men's basketball team will have to have a Herculean effort to try to become the second beginning Thursday night in St. Louis.
Sophomore Isiaih Mosley of Missouri State and sophomore Joseph Yesufu of Drake headlined the Missouri Valley Conference's Most Improved and All-Bench Teams, the league announced Wednesday.
For more than seven minutes, Lance Jones tried to will SIU's men's basketball team to its biggest win of the season Saturday.
Nationally ranked Loyola (21-4, 16-2 MVC) is the State Farm MVC Tournament top seed after earning the league’s regular-season men’s basketball title for the third time in the past four seasons Saturday.
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John A. Logan picked up its fifth win in a row on Thursday with a 92-64 victory over Wabash Valley College.
Keaton Hervey scored a season-high 18 points and Missouri State held SIU's men's basketball team to 34.6% shooting in a 65-53 victory Wednesday night.
SIU's men's basketball team went cold at the wrong time, and couldn't overcome Bradley's resurgent shooting Saturday in the opening game of a two-game series at Carver Arena.
It seems like SIU's men's basketball team has been in slow motion, only playing eight conference games by Feb. 2, but time is what the team needs.
You could say John A. Logan College guard Mario McKinney won both halves Saturday against Shawnee Community College.
E.J. Liddell scored 26 points and No. 21 Ohio State beat No. 14 Illinois 87-81 in a brutal Big Ten matchup on Saturday.
The SIU men's basketball team lost its fifth straight game late Friday night, when the Missouri Valley Conference announced the Salukis' game at Missouri State scheduled for Thursday would be rescheduled for Feb. 10 because of COVID-19 protocols.
The SIU men's basketball series at Drake this weekend was picked up by two national networks on Wednesday after the Loyola-Bradley doubleheader was postponed because of COVID-19 issues within the Braves' program.
Twenty minutes from its first 8-0 start since 1947, SIU's men's basketball team ran into a buzzsaw in the second half against Evansville Monday night.
In 2020, expect the unexpected during the Missouri Valley Conference season. Drake is 9-0, with all nine wins by 10 points or more, SIU is off to its best start in 17 years, and Missouri State is undefeated with three home wins.
Rich Herrin, the man who went straight from Benton High School to leading the SIU men's basketball program in 1985, died late Christmas Day at the age of 87, according to a family friend.