ST. LOUIS -- His body was telling him no. And he knows he probably should have listened. But Keith Pickens just couldn't miss this.
This is March, after all. This is where the memories are made.
That's what brought him back. From a college basketball career that was over. Dead and buried. Missouri State announced Pickens was done with a press release a year ago, on March...
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No. 4 seed Missouri State advanced to the MVC semifinals Friday with an ugly win against No. 5 seed Illinois State. The two teams shot a combined 32.1% from the field, but big shots late in the game by the Bears’ Austin Ruder and Keith Pickens vaulted them to a 53-48 victory.
“Our guys didn’t cave in,” Missouri State head coach Paul Lusk said. “Even...
ST. LOUIS -- Freshman Austin Ruder matched his career-high with 21 points and fourth-seeded Missouri State made just enough free throws down the stretch Thursday for a 53-48 win over fifth-seeded Illinois State in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament quarterfinals.
The Bears (20-11) face top-seeded and second-ranked Wichita State in the semifinals.
Ruder hit a 3-pointer with...
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...
The little nugget served up by Missouri State sports information guru Rick Kindhart slipped past basketball coach Paul Lusk. Looking for a Bears’ basketball barometer?
When Christian Kirk scores eight or more points, Missouri State is 8-0 this season. Hmmm ...
“I didn’t realize that,” Lusk said Friday. “But yeah, we need him to give us something. When he hasn’t given...
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...
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February 05, 2014
The reality is starting to hit home for Nathan Scheer. The days remaining in his college basketball career — his competitive basketball career for that matter — are numbered.
“I was sitting around and thinking about it (Monday) and how there’s a little over a month left,” Missouri State’s senior forward said. “It’s something I’ve never been able to say before or...
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...
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January 14, 2014
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...
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
Missouri State was close to No. 7 Louisville early. Then, after one of the Cardinals' players was taken off the court on a stretcher, they ran away from the Bears.
Kenzie Williams scored 13 points, Tyonna Snow added 12 and Desiree Phillips 11 as Missouri State (1-5) lost its fourth straight, 91-49 to Louisville on Tuesday night.
The Cardinals (8-1) were leading 7-2 with 17...
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December 04, 2013
David Johnson was the workhorse for Northern Iowa, carrying the ball 37 times and scoring twice in a victory over Missouri State 17-10 on Saturday.
Johnson gained 167 of the Panthers' 212 yards rushing, and had TD runs of 1 and 21 yards in the close contest. Northern Iowa (6-5, 2-5 Missouri Valley Conference) ended the Bears (5-7, 5-3) four-game win streak. Missouri State has...
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November 16, 2013
Draft Zone Spotlight: Blake Peiffer, LB, Southeast Missouri State
Blake is a very special football player, who was rated as Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 for Southeast Missouri State. Blake is a freak athlete who hits very hard. He understands his position well, and realizes he could be asked to fulfill a need on special teams. Peiffer is a kid that should be getting talked...
Draft Zone Spotlight: Tyler Shaw, WR, Northwest Missouri State
I have brought you quite a bit of small school athletes this year from the state for Missouri but maybe none more popular than Tyler Shaw. Tyler Shaw is a very solid wide out who possess great hands. Tyler uses his amazing speed and jumping ability to bring down the ball. Shaw is a competitor and is also a standout...
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ST. LOUIS She proved to be versatile.
With her right hand limited because of injury, Missouri State senior guard Casey Garrison resorted to shooting with her left hand in games over the past three weeks and achieved results that surprised her coach, her team and the competition. During a three-game stretch after she sprained her right thumb in practice, the Missouri Valley Conference...