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Forward Gavin Thurman transferring from Missouri State after semester

Missouri State forward Gavin Thurman tweeted Monday that he will transfer from the program at the end of the current semester. Photo: Bruce E. Stidham / Springfield News-Leader Thurman, a junior, averaged 6.0 points per game on 36.1 percent shooting this season. He has one year of eligibility remaining. “For those fans and people who have been curious, I am not returning to MSU...
Via The Catch and Shoot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Southeast Missouri State fires coach Nutt

Southeast Missouri State fires coach Nutt
Via Philly Sports Live
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots, Seahawks, Buccaneers, Bears, & Dolphins Interested In OL Dan Connolly

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Patriots would like to re-sign free agent OL Dan Connolly. However, he reportedly has interest from the Seahawks (center), Buccaneers, (guard) Bears (center), and Dolphins (guard). Connolly, 32, originally signed on with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Southeast Missouri State back in 2005. He spent a ... The post Patriots...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Razorbacks look to end losing skid against Redhawks

FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas' baseball team will aim to end its longest losing streak under Coach Dave Van Horn when it hosts Southeast Missouri State at Baum Stadium tonight at 6:35.
Via WholeHogSports
13 days ago

Veteran coach Barry Hinson has found peace despite never reaching NCAA Tournament

ST. LOUIS — It is well-documented that Barry Hinson was upset when his Missouri State Bears were snubbed from the NCAA Tournament in 2006 despite having the 21st-ranked RPI. That teams remains the one with the highest RPI to miss the Big Dance. “You’re a little chapped about it,” Hinson said. “There’ll never be a 21 ever again — quote me, ‘ever’ — not to get...
Via The Catch and Shoot
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois clips Missouri State in Missouri Valley Tournament opener

ST. LOUIS -- Deion Lavender scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds to help lead ninth-seeded Southern Illinois past eighth-seeded Missouri state 55-48 in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Thursday night. Anthony Beane and Sean O'Brien each added 10 points for the Salukis (12-20), who will play top-seed Wichita State on Friday. Thursday was the fifth...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois clips Missouri State, 55-48

ST. LOUIS (AP) Deion Lavender scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds to help lead ninth-seeded Southern Illinois past eighth-seeded Missouri state 55-48 in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Thursday night. Anthony Beane and Sean O'Brien each added 10 points for the Salukis (12-20), who will play top-seed Wichita State on Friday. Thursday was the...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Milton Doyle returns in senior day win for Loyola

Loyola was going toe to toe with Missouri State on Saturday in its final game of the regular season. The Ramblers clung to a 44-43 lead with 10:55 remaining. Although a win or a loss would not affect the standings or conference tournament seeding in any way, a home loss to the Valley’s 8th-place team would be a bad look going into March. Then Loyola fans received a welcome sign...
Via The Catch and Shoot
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Loyola of Chicago beats Missouri State, 65-51

CHICAGO (AP) Christian Thomas tied his season-high with 21 points and added a career-high 12 rebounds to lead Loyola of Chicago past Missouri State 65-51 on Saturday. Earl Peterson finished with 12 points for the Ramblers (18-12, 8-10), who opens the Missouri Valley Conference tourney in St. Louis on Friday against Indiana State. The win also gives Loyola of Chicago its most wins...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Women's Tennis Tops Missouri State 4-3 in Thriller

The Creighton women's tennis team topped Missouri State 4-3 in a thriller at the Hanscom Tennis Center on Friday night.
Via Creighton BlueJays - Official Site
February 28, 2015

VIDEO: Missouri State guard Austin Ruder drains 3-pointer to force triple overtime against Bradley

Missouri State’s senior night Wednesday appeared headed for a grim end. The Bears were down 69-66 to the Bradley Braves in the final seconds of a second overtime, and their offense was stalling. Then sophomore guard Austin Ruder, who was a terrific 3-point shooter as a freshman but entered Wednesday shooting just 30.8 percent from deep, dribbled from the right wing into the corner...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Free throws edge Missouri State past Bradley in 3OT, 80-77

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Christian Kirk had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Missouri State past Bradley 80-77 in triple-overtime Wednesday night. Chris Kendrix and Loomis Gerring each hit a pair at the line in the final :23 to push the Missouri State lead to five and the Bears held on. Austin Ruder had 20 points, including five 3s and Kendrix added 14 points and eight rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri State beats Indiana State 60-56 to snap 4-game skid

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Freshman Chris Kendrix scored a career-best 20 points - including a key rebound and free throw in the final seconds - as Missouri State snapped a four-game skid to defeat Indiana State 60-56 Wednesday night. Missouri State (10-17, 4-11 Missouri Valley) took the lead for good, 57-56 with a Dorrian Williams pull up jumper with 49 seconds remaining. In that final...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 13 Northern Iowa hits 12 3s to beat Missouri State 68-57

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Seth Tuttle scored 22 points and No. 13 Northern Iowa matched its season-high with 12 3-pointers to beat Missouri State 68-57 on Sunday. The Panthers (24-2, 13-1 Missouri Valley Conference) shot 57 percent from the field (16 of 28) in the first-half, including nine of 14 from 3-point range. Northern Iowa had 14 assists and led 42-20 at the half. The lead stretched...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

College basketball games on television: Feb. 15

College basketball games on television: Sunday, Feb. 15 1:00 – Illinois at Wisconsin (CBS) 2:30 – Saint Joseph’s at Fordham (NBC Sports) 3:00 – Iowa at Northwestern (Big 10) 4:00 – Northern Iowa at Missouri State (ESPNU) 4:00 – Bucknell … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
February 15, 2015

SE Missouri State rallies to beat Eastern Illinois 68-64

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) Marcus Wallace scored 18 points off the bench to help rally Southeast Missouri State to a 68-64 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday night. Antonius Cleveland and Nino Johnson each netted a double-double for the Redhawks (11-13, 5-6 Ohio Valley Conference), scoring 10 points apiece with Cleveland pulling down 12 rebounds and Johnson grabbing 10. Eastern...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Loyola of Chicago beats Missouri State, 53-50

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Earl Peterson and Ben Richardson scored 12 points apiece as Loyola of Chicago held on in the face of a second-half rally to beat Missouri State 53-50 on Wednesday night, snapping a five-game slide. Montel James added 10 points and led with six rebounds for the Ramblers (14-9, 4-7 Missouri Valley Conference) who hit 20 of 50 (40 percent) from the field overall...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri St. snaps 7-game skid; beats S. Illinois 52-46

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Gavin Thurman scored 11 points and Missouri State beat Southern Illinois 52-46 on Saturday night to snap a seven-game losing streak. Thurman made 5 of 10 shots and grabbed six rebounds, and was the only Missouri State player to reach double figures. Missouri State (9-13, 3-7 Missouri Valley) opened the second half on a 16-6 run to stretch its lead to 39-25...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois State slips past Missouri State 67-57

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell scored 20 points, hauled in a career-high 12 rebounds and led Illinois State to a 67-57 win over Missouri State on Wednesday night. Daishon Knight contributed 14 points and Reggie Lynch added 12 for Illinois State (13-8, 5-4 Missouri Valley), which shot 44 percent from the floor on 55 attempts and controlled the boards 36-26. Akoon-Purcell...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jones, Bradley hold off Missouri St. for 61-59 win

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Warren Jones scored 16 points, including a late 3-pointer, and Bradley withstood a second-half rally by Missouri State for a 61-59 win on Saturday night. A pair of free throws by Austin Ruder pulled Missouri State (8-12, 2-6 Missouri Valley), which lost its sixth-consecutive game, within one with 1:56 to play. Tramique Sutherland found Jones for a 3-pointer 25...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

College basketball on television: Jan. 18

Considering the NFL’s conference championship games comprise the competition for viewership, not a bad slate of college basketball games are on television for a Sunday. The best game of the day may be Missouri State at No. 23 Northern Iowa … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
January 18, 2015

Missouri State announces departure of leading scorer Marcus Marshall

Missouri State guard Marcus Marshall will not return to the team after being suspended indefinitely earlier in the week, the school announced Friday. Photo: Ozarks Sports Zone Marshall was suspended indefinitely earlier in the week for “conduct detrimental to the team.” The junior guard was averaging 19.5 points per game, the second-best mark in the Missouri Valley Conference...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

SE Missouri State defeats Jacksonville State 69-52

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) Jamaal Calvin and Jarekious Bradley scored 13 points apiece, pacing Southeast Missouri State to a 69-52 victory over Jacksonville State on Wednesday night. Aaron Adeoye finished with 10 points and Nino Johnson added nine with 12 rebounds for the Redhawks (8-10, 2-3 Ohio Valley), who shot 44 percent from the field. Bradley and Calvin each hit three of SE Missouri...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter leads Illinois State past Missouri State 69-55

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Bobby Hunter hit 7 of 8 shots, including three 3-pointers, to score 17 points off the bench and lead Illinois State to a 69-55 over Missouri State on Sunday. Hunter had 12 points and MiKyle McIntosh had all 11 of his points as the Redbirds (10-6, 2-2 Missouri Valley) raced to a 49-27 lead at the half. The Bears (8-8, 2-2) never got closer than 14 in the second...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Source: Cal assistant head coach Rob Likens will be new Kansas OC

Cal assistant head coach and wide receivers coach Rob Likens will be the new offensive coordinator at Kansas, a source told FOX Sports Monday afternoon. He will join new head coach David Beaty's staff and hopes to spark an offense that ranked No. 115 in the nation in 2014. Prior to his stint with the Golden Bears, Likens was an assistant for Sonny Dykes at Louisiana Tech. Before...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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