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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

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 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
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