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  • Illinois' last hopes for March Madness

    Illinois' last hopes for March Madness
    Oh, so close. After knocking off powerhouse Wichita State in a Missouri Valley Conference tournament semifinal Saturday, Illinois State was one win away from the Big Dance. All the Redbirds had to do was beat Northern Iowa, another league juggernaut, in...
  • No. 1 Kentucky looks to avoid recent finishes by unbeatens

    Top-ranked Kentucky is the fifth team to finish the regular season undefeated since Indiana ran the table in the 1975-76 season. The Wildcats are also trying not to come up short like the others did in their quest to duplicate the Hoosiers' perfect...
  • No. 11 Northern Iowa beats Illinois State for Missouri Valley title

    No. 11 Northern Iowa beats Illinois State for Missouri Valley title
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Valley player of the year looked the part when it counted. His Northern Iowa teammates stepped up, too, when the game looked hopeless. Seth Tuttle had 15 points, nine rebounds and three assists, leading the 11th-...
  • Kentucky's dominance really is good for college basketball

    Kentucky's dominance really is good for college basketball
    College basketball is in trouble. For more than 124 years, basketball has been woven into the fabric of America's culture and it somehow has withstood the test of time. But on the eve of this year's March Madness, the sport has seen better days....
  • Northern Iowa pounds Loyola 63-49 in MVC tournament

    Northern Iowa pounds Loyola 63-49 in MVC tournament
    ST. LOUIS — Loyola flirted with shooting 50 percent, and still lost handily. That's the frustration of playing against No. 11 Northern Iowa, which really makes opponents work. "It's like going to the dentist," Ramblers coach Porter Moser said...
  • Illinois State upsets No. 8 Wichita State in MVC semifinals

    Illinois State upsets No. 8 Wichita State in MVC semifinals
    ST. LOUIS -- Weakened by illness yet still feisty, Gregg Marshall is glad to have some time off before the NCAA Tournament. No. 8 Wichita State will take a hit in the poll and with the NCAA selection committee, too, after a 65-62 loss to Illinois...
  • Illinois State shocks No. 8 Wichita State in MVC semifinal, 65-62

    ST. LOUIS Just when Wichita State figured out the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, Illinois State blocked its way again. Fourth-seeded Illinois State upset the top-seeded Shockers, 65-62 on Saturday at Scottrade Center. The scene resembled 2012,...
  • Wichita State advances to MVC semifinals after beating Southern Illinois, 56-45

    ST. LOUIS Top-seeded Wichita State is a veteran of these situations, so the Shockers displayed little concern or frustration in the opening minutes of Friday's quarterfinal game in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Surprise? Maybe a little...
  • Wichita State goes for second straight tourney title

    This time last year, Wichita State was keeping light-hearted track of its unbeaten streak with names attached to the numbers — Michael Jordan for 23 in a row, the B-29 bomber for 29-0 and so on, until the run finally stopped at 35-0 with a two-point...
  • Final week of regular season filled with intriguing matchups

    Conference tournaments begin this week and there will be some important games for ranked teams in a few of the smaller leagues. The Missouri Valley Conference tournament kicks off Thursday in St. Louis with No. 8 Wichita State and No. 11 Northern Iowa...
  • Wild week leads to changes across AP Top 25 poll

    The stability of The Associated Press Top 25 these past several weeks blew up during a tumultuous week of big victories and upsets. Kentucky, Division I's only undefeated team, remained entrenched at No. 1 after two routs. The Wildcats (29-0) were a...