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MVC Tournament: Indiana State Survives SIU’s Upset Bid to Reach Finals

Photo: SIU Athletics Indiana State advanced to the MVC Tournament championship game with a semifinal win Saturday. The Sycamores knocked off Southern Illinois, 62-59, in a game that came down to the final possession. “I just think the will to win by this group,” Indiana State head coach Greg Lansing said of what lifted his team to the close victory. “They came here pretty single...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State slips past Southern Illinois 62-59

ST. LOUIS -- Khristian Smith tipped in a missed Justin Gant jumper with 14 seconds remaining to give No. 2 seed Indiana State a 62-59 win over sixth-seeded Southern Illinois in the semifinal round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Saturday. Desmar Jackson had a look at a 3-point jumper with 3 seconds left but missed as Gant had his hands in Jackson's face. Indiana State...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State slips past Southern Illinois 62-59

ST. LOUIS -- Khristian Smith tipped in a missed Justin Gant jumper with 14 seconds remaining to give No. 2 seed Indiana State a 62-59 win over sixth-seeded Southern Illinois in the semifinal round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Saturday. Desmar Jackson had a look at a 3-point jumper with 3 seconds left but missed as Gant had his hands in Jackson's face. Indiana State...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Turns Focus to Future as Season Ends in St. Louis

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola’s 2013-14 season came to an anticlimactic end Friday in the MVC quarterfinals. The Ramblers trip to St. Louis ended with a 75-62 loss to Indiana State in St. Louis. Though Friday’s loss and the overall disappointment that comes with a 10-22 season still stings, the Ramblers are already looking forward to the offseason and building for the 2014-15...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State knocks off Loyola of Chicago 75-62

ST. LOUIS -- Jake Odum scored 18 points as second-seeded Indiana State knocked off No. 10 seed Loyola of Chicago 75-62 in a Missouri Valley Conference quarterfinal Friday. Indiana State (21-9) shot 53 percent from the floor and made five 3-pointers. Justin Gant scored 14 points with four assists for the Sycamores and Devonte Brown added 12 points. Jeff White led Loyola (10-21) with...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

MVC Tournament: Stellar Second Half Vaults Indiana State Past Loyola

Photo: thesycamorenation.com No. 2 seed Indiana State punched its ticket to the MVC Tournament semifinals with a 75-62, quarterfinal victory against No. 10 seed Loyola (Chicago). The Ramblers trailed only 26-22 at halftime but fell apart in the second stanza. Still, Loyola (10-22, 4-14 MVC) was fortunate to be within two possessions at the intermission. The Ramblers made only four...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State knocks off Loyola of Chicago 75-62

ST. LOUIS -- Jake Odum scored 18 points as second-seeded Indiana State knocked off No. 10 seed Loyola of Chicago 75-62 in a Missouri Valley Conference quarterfinal Friday. Indiana State (21-9) shot 53 percent from the floor and made five 3-pointers. Justin Gant scored 14 points with four assists for the Sycamores and Devonte Brown added 12 points. Jeff White led Loyola (10-21) with...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois St. topples Indiana State 77-59

Illinois State drained a 3-pointer just seconds into the game, connected on its first six shots and Daishon Knight scored five of his 20 points in the opening flurry that upended Indiana State 77-59 Wednesday night. The Redbirds (16-13, 9-8 Missouri Valley Conference) are mired in a cluster of four teams fighting for third place in the MVC, but are 8-1 at home against conference...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Odum leads Indiana St. past Evansville 59-54

Jake Odum scored 22 points as Indiana State held off Evansville for a 59-54 win Wednesday night. Indiana State (21-6, 12-2 Missouri Valley) scored the game's first 10 points and held onto the lead until an Egidiju Mockevicius layup gave Evansville a 47-46 advantage with 9:29 left in the game. After a Manny Arop layup - his only points of the game - with 2:27 remaining pushed the...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State edges Southern Illinois 60-57

Jake Odum scored 15 points and Indiana State overcame a halftime deficit to edge Southern Illinois 60-57 on Saturday. An 11-0 run in the second half put Indiana State (20-6, 11-3 Missouri Valley) up 48-44, setting up a close finish as neither team led by more than six points the rest of the way. Trailing 60-57, Southern Illinois (10-17, 6-8) opted not to foul on defense and got...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Odum paces Indiana State's 68-62 win over Bradley

Jake Odum scored 27 points, making all 13 of his free-throw attempts, and Indiana State defeated Bradley 68-62 on Wednesday night. Odum is six made free throws from tying Larry Bird's Sycamores mark of 542. Khristian Smith added 14 points and Manny Arop 12 for Indiana State (19-6, 10-3), which is in second place in the Missouri Valley Conference, three games back of undefeated...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State gets by Drake 60-55

Khristian Smith scored 19 points, including a dunk and free throw to give Indiana State a five-point lead with 1:13 left, as the Sycamores held on to beat Drake 60-56 on Sunday. Drake's Karl Madison made a layup with 58 seconds left to pull the Bulldogs within three and had a chance to tie the game at 59 with 5 seconds left, but Aaron Hawley's shot was off the mark. Smith then made...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita State vs. Indiana State – Upset level: DEFCON 2

It is not often that an undefeated, top 5 men’s basketball team strolls into Terre Haute, Indiana, for a Missouri Valley Conference game. OK, so it has never happened. But tonight, Indiana State (17-5) has a chance to pull off what would surely be one of the biggest wins in the history of its program if the Sycamores can squeak past No. 4 Wichita State (23-0). “This is the highest...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana St. rallies to beat Northern Iowa 87-81

Khristian Smith scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Indiana State rallied back from a double-digit halftime deficit to defeat Northern Iowa 87-81 on Saturday night. Northern Iowa (11-11, 5-5 Missouri Valley Conference) led 45-34 at the half but Indiana State went on a 12-1 run to open up the second and tie up the score with 16:09 remaining. The Sycamores (17-5, 8-2) combined...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State beats Illinois State 76-62

Manny Arop and Dawon Cummings both scored 14 on Saturday night and Indiana State beat Illinois State 76-62. Arop had eight rebounds with 3-of-7 3-point shooting while Cummings was 4 of 5 from long distance. Khristian Smith's 3-pointer with 4:05 left in the first sparked a 30-9 Sycamores run that ended on Arop's 3-pointer and a 54-34 lead early in the second. During that run, Indiana...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State edges Loyola of Chicago 65-61

Khristian Smith scored 18 points as Indiana State edged Loyola of Chicago 65-61 on Wednesday. Indiana State (15-4, 6-1 Missouri Valley) got 14 points from Jake Odum and Brandon Burnett added 10. The Sycamores out-rebounded Loyola 41-28 and made nine more three throws than the Ramblers. Milton Doyle led Loyola (7-12, 2-5) with 20 points, including four 3-pointers. Jeff White added...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State Survives Loyola Thanks to Big Bench Peformances

Photo: Loyola Athletics Indiana State (15-4, 6-1 MVC) needed 37 points from its bench Wednesday, but the Sycamores found a way to outlast Loyola Chicago (7-12, 2-5), 65-61, at Gentile Arena In what was a tight game throughout, neither team led by more than six points. The Sycamores held a six-point advantage in the final seconds. But Loyola sophomore Jeff White made things interesting...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Tips Off Home Stand Against Indiana State

Photo: chicagonow.com Loyola Chicago (7-11, 2-4 MVC) returns home Wednesday night for a bout with Indiana State (14-4, 5-1). The Sycamores sit in second place in the Missouri Valley. Their only loss this season came at No. 5 Wichita State on Saturday, their last time on the court. When these teams first met on Jan. 1, Indiana State defeated Loyola, 70-58. “They just find ways to...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 5 Wichita State crushes Indiana State to improve to 19-0

Indiana State is an experienced team led by veteran point guard Jake Odum. Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall jokes that Odum ''is the straw that stirs the drink for them and has been since 2004.'' But after No. 5 Wichita State humbled the Sycamores 68-48 on Saturday, Indiana State coach Greg Lansing admitted even his leaders might have been ''served a lesson.'' ''Our guards are...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 5 Wichita State beats Indiana State 68-48

Indiana State is an experienced team led by veteran point guard Jake Odum. Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall jokes that Odum ''is the straw that stirs the drink for them and has been since 2004.'' But after No. 5 Wichita State humbled the Sycamores 68-48 on Saturday, Indiana State coach Greg Lansing admitted even his leaders might have been ''served a lesson.'' ''Our guards are...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State defeats Missouri State 70-55

Manny Arop and Dawon Cummings each scored 14 points to lead Indiana State to its seventh straight win with a 70-55 victory Wednesday night over Missouri State. Indiana State (14-3, 5-0 Missouri Valley) is off to its best conference start since the 1978-79 season, and is 7-0 at home. Down 12 points at the half, a 7-0 run by Missouri State pulled the Bears within nine points, 43...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State defeats Drake 77-73

Manny Arop scored 16 points and Jake Odum added 15 as Indiana State defeated Drake 77-73 Wednesday night. The Sycamores (12-3, 3-0 Missouri Valley Conference) closed the first half on a 20-8 run sparked by 3-pointers from Dawon Cummings and Odum to lead 40-30 at halftime. Drake (10-5, 1-2) crawled back to take a 54-50 lead at the midway mark in the second half. With the score...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State trumps Evansville 81-62

Khristian Smith scored 27 points, on 11 of 13 shooting, to lead Indiana State over Evansville 81-62 on Saturday. Dawon Cummings added 22 for Indiana State (11-3, 2-0 Missouri Valley), while Jake Odum had 14 and Justin Gant chipped in with 10. The Sycamores shot 52 percent from the field, including 8 of 17 from beyond the arc. Evansville (7-8, 0-2) was led by D.J. Balentine with...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Falls to Indiana State in MVC Debut

Loyola Chicago’s Missouri Valley Conference era began on a sour note as the Ramblers lost at Indiana State, 70-58, on Wednesday. Indiana State (10-3, 1-0 MVC) was picked to finish No. 2 in the league during the preseason, and the Sycamores had lived up to that hype in non-conference play with victories against Notre Dame and Belmont. Loyola (5-8, 0-1 MVC) held its own early against...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State defeats Loyola of Chicago 70-58

Manny Arop scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds in leading Indiana State to its third straight win, a 70-58 victory in a Missouri Valley Conference opener against Loyola of Chicago Wednesday. Arop made 7 of 15 attempts, including 3 of 6 3-pointers. Dawon Cummings added 10 points for the Sycamores (10-3), who didn't match the Ramblers' 50 percent shooting from the floor but...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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