NCAA Basketball

Missouri State Bears (13-19)


Sun. 2/21 Wed. 2/24 Sat. 2/27 Thu. 3/3 Fri. 3/4
vs. Ly-Il 
L 62-75
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vs. Drake 
W 61-52
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@ SIU 
L 68-78
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vs. Drake 
W 69-67
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@ Evan 
L 56-66
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Evansville beats Missouri State 66-56 in MVC Tournament

ST. LOUIS (AP) D.J. Balentine scored 21 points and Evansville rolled to a 66-56 victory over Missouri State on Friday night in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

The second-seeded Purple Aces (24-8) move on to face No. 6 seed Indiana State (15-16) in a semifinal matchup on Saturday.

Balentine was 8 of 17 from the floor. Egidijus Mockevicius added 12 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for Evansville, which bounced back from a 54-52 loss to Northern Iowa that snapped a four game win streak.

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Leaders
Points: D. Miller12.7
Rebounds: C. Boone6.5
Assists: D. Miller3.0
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: C. Kendrix80.5%
3P%: D. Miller32.6%
Steals: D. Williams1.4
Blocks: O. Church1.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Missouri Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Wichita State 16-2 26-9
Evansville 12-6 25-9
Illinois State 12-6 18-14
Southern Illinois 11-7 22-10
UNI 11-7 23-13
Indiana State 8-10 15-17
Missouri State 8-10 13-19
Loyola Chicago 7-11 15-17
Bradley 3-15 5-27
Drake 2-16 7-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 67.3 (297)
Rebounds: 10.4 (206)
Assists: 12.2 (256)
FG%: 41.4% (294)
FT%: 67.5% (266)
3P%: 31.6% (304)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 72.5 (194)
Rebounds: 25.1 (185)
Assists: 14.7 (286)
FG%: 44.4% (232)
FT%: 69.9% (174)
3P%: 36.6% (289)
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