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Missouri State Bears (18-15)


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vs. Drake 
L 63-67
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vs. Brad 
L 78-82
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@ UNI 
L 56-71
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W 83-79
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Missouri State hires Ford away from Tennessee State

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Missouri State has hired Tennessee State basketball coach Dana Ford.

Tennessee State athletic director Teresa Phillips announced in a university release that Ford has accepted the Missouri State job. Missouri State will introduce Ford at a Thursday news conference.

Ford replaces Paul Lusk, who was fired after going 105-121 in seven seasons. Missouri State went 18-15 overall and 7-11 in the Missouri Valley Conference this season.

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Leaders
Points: A. Johnson15.0
Rebounds: A. Johnson11.6
Assists: A. Johnson2.8
FG%: A. Johnson43.0%
FT%: A. Johnson75.9%
3P%: J. Rhodes39.8%
Steals: J. Dixon0.7
Blocks: O. Church1.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia31-3
2 Villanova36-4
3 Xavier29-6
4 Kansas31-8
5 Michigan State30-5
6 Cincinnati31-5
7 Michigan33-8
8 Gonzaga32-5
9 Duke29-8
10 North Carolina26-11
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova36-4
2 Michigan33-8
3 Kansas31-8
4 Duke29-8
5 Virginia31-3
6 Texas Tech27-10
7 Loyola Chicago32-6
8 Xavier29-6
9 Purdue30-7
10 Gonzaga32-5
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Missouri Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Loyola Chicago 15-3 32-6
Southern Illinois 11-7 20-13
Illinois State 10-8 18-15
Drake 10-8 17-17
Bradley 9-9 20-13
Indiana State 8-10 13-18
Missouri State 7-11 18-15
Evansville 7-11 17-15
UNI 7-11 16-16
Valparaiso 6-12 15-17
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 70.1 (264)
Rebounds: 11.8 (62)
Assists: 12.9 (228)
FG%: 43.6% (231)
FT%: 71.5% (161)
3P%: 33.1% (270)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 66.6 (40)
Rebounds: 26.9 (60)
Assists: 11.5 (43)
FG%: 41.0% (32)
FT%: 72.2% (234)
3P%: 33.1% (80)
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