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Loyola Falls to Last Place With Loss at Missouri State

Loyola Chicago (9-20, 4-13 MVC) dropped to last place in the Missouri Valley Conference Tuesday with a 72-56 loss at Missouri State (19-10, 9-8). The Ramblers, who finish the season Saturday at home against Evansville, exit the regular season with no true road wins. They have also lost five games in a row entering the regular season finale. Loyola kept pace with Missouri State early...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pickens, Missouri State move past Drake 69-63

Keith Pickens had 18 points with seven rebounds and Christian Kirk added 12 points as Missouri State defeated Drake 69-63 on Wednesday night. The Bears (17-8, 7-6 Missouri Valley) outrebounded Drake 35-27 and went 23 of 29 from the foul line. Jarmar Gulley finished with 11 points. Drake (12-13, 3-10) shot 52.2 percent from the field, but went 9 of 17 on free throws and committed...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri State rolls past Evansville 66-54

Jamar Gulley scored 18 points, grabbed a dozen rebounds and made four steals to lead Missouri State to a 66-54 win over Evansville on Wednesday night. The Bears led by as many as 15 points in the first half before Evansville scored the final eight points to go into halftime trailing by four, 31-27. Missouri State opened a 13-point lead to start the second half. Ron Mvouika had...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri State edges Evansville 64-61

Jarmar Gulley tied a career high with 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Missouri State edged Evansville 64-61 on Tuesday. Ron Mvouika made two free throws with 29 seconds left to put Missouri State (13-6, 3-4 Missouri Valley Conference) up 63-60. After Evansville (9-11, 2-5) failed to score on the other end, the Bears missed the front end of two one-and-one attempts. Evansville...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

SE Missouri State over Tennessee Tech 83-74

Tyler Stone scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Southeast Missouri State to an 83-74 victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday night. Paul McRoberts came off the bench to add 16 points for the Redhawks (10-9, 2-4 Ohio Valley Conference). Jarekious Bradley scored 12 points and Nino Johnson had 10. The team hit 49 percent from the field overall and was 87.5 percent (21...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri State's Marshall, leading scorer, to have knee surgery

Missouri State guard Marcus Marshall, the team's leading scorer, is out indefinitely after tearing the meniscus in his right knee during a weekend overtime loss to No. 5 Wichita State. The sophomore will have surgery Wednesday to repair the tear. Bears coach Paul Lusk announced the move on Tuesday, three days after a 72-69 home loss in which Missouri State led its unbeaten conference...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri State guard Marshall to have knee surgery

Missouri State guard Marcus Marshall, the team's leading scorer, is out indefinitely after tearing the meniscus in his right knee during a weekend overtime loss to No. 5 Wichita State. The sophomore will have surgery Wednesday to repair the tear. Bears coach Paul Lusk announced the move on Tuesday, three days after a 72-69 home loss in which Missouri State led its unbeaten conference...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri State over Bradley 68-65

Jarmar Gulley scored 26 points and grabbed five rebounds to help give Missouri State a 68-65 victory over Bradley on Wednesday night. Marcus Marshall had 20 points with four assists for the Bears (12-3, 2-1 Missouri Valley Conference). Austin Ruder added eight points. Missouri State hit 51 percent from the field overall and 63.2 percent from the line. Omari Grier sank a pair of...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Rewrites Script With Strong 2nd Half In Victory Against Missouri State

Loyola sophomore Devon Turk posted a career-high 30 points in Sunday’s win. (Photo: Loyola Athletics) Loyola Chicago head coach Porter Moser called for time after watching Missouri State (11-3, 1-1 MVC) cut his Ramblers’ lead from 19 points to 12 points with 10:25 remaining. The Ramblers had squandered double-digit leads in the second half four times in non-conference play, flipping...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Hosts Missouri State in MVC Home Opener

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago (5-8, 0-1 MVC) continues its Missouri Valley campaign against Missouri State (11-2, 1-0 MVC) Sunday afternoon in its conference home opener. Their last time out, the Ramblers fell at Indiana State, a top-10 mid-major, 70-58. Missouri State is another tough opponent as a top-20 mid-major, but this time the Ramblers will have the comfort of their...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri State survives against SE Missouri 81-78

Marcus Marshall scored 19 points in helping Missouri State survive a late comeback by SE Missouri State and winning 81-78 in a nonconference thriller on Sunday. Missouri State (10-2) led 32-24 at halftime by controlling the boards (24-14) and grabbing six more offensive rebounds than the Redhawks. The Bears upped that lead to 20 in the second half before SE Missouri (8-5) staged...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Memphis Tigers pull off sweet fast-break vs Southeastern Missouri State

The Memphis Tigers feature one of the most athletic teams in the entire country. Against Southeast Missouri State on Sunday, the Tigers showcased a fast-break that included a steal, an over-the-head pass, a behind-the-back-pass, and then an alley-oop lob. Very Globetrotter-esque of the Tigers, who won 77-65. [Reddit] The post Memphis Tigers pull off sweet fast-break vs Southeastern...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Missouri St. controls a 68-47 win over Alabama A&M

Marcus Marshall scored 18 points and Austin Ruder added 12 as the duo led Missouri State in a 68-47 victory over Alabama A&M on Saturday night. The Bears led 26-21 at intermission after a low-scoring first half. Marshall and Ruder broke open the lead early in the second after picking up a pair of treys each in a 16-9 run, extending the lead to 11 with 15:11 left to play. Missouri...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

NCAA Division II Championship: Northwest Missouri St. vs. Lenori Rhyne: Odds and tv info

On Saturday Northwest Missouri State will play against Lenori-Rhyne in the NCAA Division II championship game. Northwest Missouri State (14-0) is trying to go 15-0 for the second time in school history by winning the championship while Lenori Rhyne (13-1) is hoping to win one with their third string quarterback. Coverage of the NCAA Division II championship game between Northwest...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Northwest Missouri St. beats Lenoir-Rhyne for fourth D-II title

Trevor Adams was a freshman spectator during Northwest Missouri State's last national title run. He finished his career by leading the Bearcats to another one. Adams passed for 277 yards and three touchdowns and Northwest Missouri raced to a fast start in a 43-28 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday in the Division II championship game. The Bearcats (15-0) won their fourth national...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Lenoir-Rhyne, Northwest Missouri vie for D-2 title

Lenoir-Rhyne is the feel-good story of Division II: A third-team quarterback is pressed into action and leads a team making only its second appearance in the playoffs all the way to the championship game. Unbeaten Northwest Missouri State, by contrast, is a powerhouse program and the title game's most frequent visitor. The two teams will play for the championship Saturday in a matchup...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

SE Missouri hires Matukewicz as football coach

Tom Matukewicz, a veteran coach who spent the past two seasons as defensive coordinator at Toledo, was introduced Wednesday as the new head coach at Southeast Missouri State. The 40-year-old Matukewicz replaces Tony Samuel, who was fired after coaching the Redhawks to a 31-60 record in eight seasons. He had two years remaining on a five-year contract when he was let go Nov. 26....
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo Gallery: Louisville Blasts Missouri State

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect TheCardinalConnect.com photographer Pete Cautilli was on hand for Louisville’s win over Missouri State on Tuesday evening and got some great shots of the action. Click here to view from your mobile device. Make sure you check out Pete’s personal photography website PeteCautilli.Zenfolio.com.
Via The Cardinal Connect
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 6 Louisville blows out Missouri State, 90-60

Missouri State guard Keith Pickens was expecting an early strike from defending national champion Louisville. Sometimes, knowing the punch is coming isn't enough to dodge it. ''We knew it was coming,'' Pickens said following Missouri State's 90-60 loss Tuesday night to the sixth-ranked Cardinals. ''We didn't absorb the first punch very well and it got away from us early.'' After...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Louisville shows respect while abusing Missouri State

The Hall of Fame coach had his team primed and motivated, no chance of a let down, prepared for an all-out war against a team that Rick Pitino had described as dangerous, capable of pulling an upset. The coach was so convincing that Missouri State never had a chance to get going with the University of Louisville displaying one of its most aggressive defensive efforts of the young...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Podcast: Louisville vs. Missouri State Pregame Show

If you missed Tuesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. We spent some time previewing tonight’s game, but we also talked a lot about the recent news about Charlie Strong being the odds on favorite for the Texas job. Make sure you check it out before tonight’s tip-off.
Via The Cardinal Connect
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Getting To Know The Opponent: Missouri State

Missouri State University is located in Springfield, Missouri.  Missouri State is the second largest university in Missouri, and boasts an enrollment of around 21,000.  Missouri State operates athletics in the Missouri valley conference.  Apparently they run a loose ship at Missouri State. During the conference realignment bonanza of 2011 a Missouri State student athlete tweeted...
Via The Cardinal Connect
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Gameday Preview: Louisville vs. Missouri State

MISSOURI STATE (8-1, 0-0)  Head Coach: Paul Lusk – 3rd year @ Missouri State (Career HC Record: 35-39) Lusk played college basketball at Southern Illinois and was an assistant at Purdue from 2004-2011. Bears 2012-2013 Season: 11-22 (7-11, T-8th in Missouri Valley) Lost to Wichita State in the Quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. They did not appear...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois-Chicago defeats SE Missouri State 75-69

Kelsey Barlow had 21 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 75-69 victory over Southeast Missouri State Saturday night. UIC (4-6) jumped out to a 16-0 advantage at the 14:05 mark of the first period. Jarekious Bradley, who led Southeast Missouri (7-3) with 28 points and nine rebounds, then hit a jump shot to get the Redhawks on the board. They came charging...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

NW Missouri State beats Grand Valley State 27-13

Reuben Thomas caught seven passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns to elevate Northwest Missouri State to a 27-13 victory over Grand Valley State in an NCAA Division III semifinal on Saturday. The Bearcats (14-0) advanced to their eighth national championship game in program history and will face Lenoir-Rhyne in the first meeting between the two programs. Following a two-turnover...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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