MVC Roundtable: Discussing Arch Madness sleepers, best matchups

A sampling of the Missouri Valley beat writers got together once again to discuss this week’s conference tournament in St. Louis and the end of the season.   Photo: AP / Stephen Haas Which team has the best shot to knock off top-seeded Wichita State? I would say Illinois State for two reasons: 1) The Redbirds have the athleticism and size on the wing to play with the Shockers...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Wichita State's VanVleet is Missouri Valley player of year

ST. LOUIS (AP) Wichita State senior guard Fred VanVleet has been selected Missouri Valley Conference player of the year for the second time in three seasons. VanVleet and fellow guard Ron Baker both were first-team all-conference picks for the third consecutive season from the regular-season champions. Both rank in the top 25 all-time in conference scoring. VanVleet is among...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

MVC Awards: Handing out all-conference honors

With the Missouri Valley season wrapped and Arch Madness beginning Thursday, beat writers around the league are submitting their ballots for all-conference awards. The voting system works by ranking players, so the No. 1 player on the All-MVC First Team is my Player of the Year vote, the No. 2 player is my runner-up, etc. The MVC will announce the all-conference teams Tuesday. If...
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February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Lee, Illinois State top No. 21 Wichita State 58-53

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Paris Lee had a career-high 19 points to help Illinois State beat No. 21 Wichita State 58-53 on Saturday night. Deontae Hawkins scored 14 points for Illinois State (14-11, 8-4 Missouri Valley), which erased a 16-point deficit in the second half. Wichita State (17-6, 11-1) had won 12 in a row. Shaquille Morris and Ron Baker each scored 10 points for the Shockers...
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February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Lee helps Illinois St. past Tennessee St. 64-58

Daishon Knight scored 16 points and converted all eight of his free-throw attempts in the final 1:55 as Illinois State topped Tennessee State 64-58 Thursday night. M.J. Rhett hit a pair of free throws with 4:41 remaining to pull Tennessee State (1-11) within three, 43-40, but Bobby Hunter responded with a 3-pointer 30 seconds later. Illinois State (6-5), which never trailed, made...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois State shoot past San Francisco, 90-76

Paris Lee scored 17 points and led six Redbirds in double figures as Illinois State defeated San Francisco, 90-76 in the finale of the Golden Gate Challenge tournament Saturday night. Lee was perfect from behind the arc, drilling three 3-pointers and shooting 7 of 10 from the floor. Zach Lofton, the only Illinois State player to score in double figures in each of the team's seven...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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