Missouri Valley Conference Tournament – 2017



Arch Madness 2017 Missouri Valley Men’s Basketball Tournament

For more check out the Missouri Valley Official Site HERE


ISU vs WSU Championship


At 15:33 Wichita leads 10-4.


FINAL SCORE- Illinois State  63   Southern Illinois 50


11:53 left 55-29 ISU leads SIU.

HALFTIME 43-20 ISU leads SIU.


We are now at 3:35 left in thbe first half s ISU leads 34-16.


ISU leads 29-16 under 8 timeout.


DAY 3- Missouri Valley Tournament finds top seed Illinois State redbirds facing the Southern Illinois Salukis.

Under 12 still has ISU leading 23-12.

The Under 16 timeout with ISU leading 16-8

GAME starts near 2:30 PM

HOOPLA over this crowd is raucous and ready to play.







FINAL SCORE: Wichita State 82  Bradley 56


Last media timeout 75-48 WSU leading.

Under 8 timeout, Wichita State handily leads 70-40.

Just before that Bradley made a hard foul and WSU Coach Gregg Marshall started yelling at Bradley coach Brian Wardel and they were screaming at each other. The referees calmed it down.

15:52 left and WSU has it under control 51-19.

Steal and dunk cause a timeout by Bradley. This is getting ugly as the Braves trail by 30 (46-16).

HALFTIME- Wichita State 42 Bradley 16

3:40 Timeout Wichita State running away with this one as they lead 32-11.

SIX minutes left in first half WSU 22  Bradley 11

media timeout with 11:49 to go in first half has the Shockers leading 11-6.

two and a half minutes someone finally scores. 2-0 Bradley.

NEXT UP: Bradley Braves vs. Wichita State Shockers




5 min left 47-38 as SIU leads the game.


SIU extends their lead to 30-25 with 16:54 to go in the game.




SIU nails a 3-pointer to lead at half 23-20.


Porter Moser calls timeout withthe game tied at 20 and 1:47 left in the first half.


19-18 Loyola with 3:48 left in first half.


This is an offensively challenged game. Loyola leads SIU 15-12 with 7:39 left


At the under 12 minute media break we find the game tied 8-to-8.


First media timeout is 6-2 Loyola


GAME FOUR coming up in 15 minutes features the Southern Illinois Salukis and the Loyola Ramblers. This should be fun watching Porter Moser and Barry Hinson coach!


FINAL SCORE: ISU 80 Evansville 69


1:07 73-67 ISU leads over Evansville


3:46 left ISU up 70-61


Under 8 finds the game even closer with the Redbirds leading 63-56


under 12 timeout- 54-45 ISU leads


First Media Timeout finds ISU leading 49-37 over Evansville.



HALFTIME ISU leads 43-33 after a great alley-oop pass from Lee to McIntosh.


28-20 ISU – Evansville timeout


20-19 ISU at the under 8 minute timeout.


Evansville timeout as ISU comes roaring back with a three from Evans – knotted at 17 all


UNDER 12 timeout finds Evansville leading 15-10


16 under media timeout Evansville leads ISU 9-4




Evansville with the first three of the game.

ISU scores two and that is how we start.


Illinois State Redbirds v. Evansville Aces in about 5-10 minutes


Bradley Wins!

They outlast Drake to win 67-58 and advance to the late game on Saturday.




Game Two– Bradley Braves vs. Drake Bulldogs
Under 4 timeout has Bradley leading 60-52


8 minutes to go Bradley leads 51-47


Under 12 media TO Drake 9 Bradley 5



Drake gets the tip and scores first.

Under 16-minute media timeout and the game is knotted 5-5



Drake Lineup: Woodward, McMurray, Timmer, Thomas, McGlynn

Bradley lineup: Brown, Kennell, Hodgson, Thomas, Bar




FINAL: Evansville 83 Indiana State 72


We have an official’s review of an out of bounds..Now 72-65 Evansville with 1:27 to play


The Aces are 16-32 from the FT line and the game is 72-65


Ten point game 70-60 with 2:38 left to play.


Last media timeout Evansville 70-Indiana State 54


Game creeps closer 62-46 at under 8 media timeout with Evansville still leading.


61-37 Evansville leads at under 12 media timeout


Two 3-pointers brings Indiana State closer now 53-35.


Media timeout and the Sycamores coach Greg Lansing at a loss for what to do next. He is leaning on the scorer’s table in bewilderment losing  50-27.


Evansville getting beat on the boards and calls timeout with 16:33 left in the game. It is now a 50-27 lead for Marty Simmon’s Evansville team.


Halftime Evansville 44  Indiana State 25


Last media timeout of the first half find the score Evansville 34 Indiana State 21


Under 8 media TO- Evansville leads 28-15 over Indiana State


25-9 Evansville at 2nd media timeout of first half

Indiana State timeout at 13;47 left in the 1st half


timeout Evansville 20  Indiana State 6


First media timeout- Evansville 13  Indiana State 6 15:38 left in first half


6:05 pm

We are ready to begin the Battle of Indiana with Evansville and Indiana State. The crowd is large for the two teams playing with Evansville having the larger of the two crowds. Indiana State has Everett Clemons from Springfield, Il.  and TJ Bell out of Charleston.

Indiana State starts 4 seniors and one junior while Evansville has one sophomore, one junior and three seniors. Time for the jump ball!!The tip is controlled by the Purple Aces.



March 2nd 4:45 pm

All is quiet. The logos are being put in their places and the floor is being swept. Also, they measure each basket now that all teams are done with practice to make sure they didn’t inch down any.

Now we wait!


March 2nd, 4:15 pm

On the floor, the Wichita State Shockers are shooting around. The Evansville Purple Aces just finished. It is incredible how much larger these kids look when you are next to them. WSU coach Marshall is nowhere to be found as the assistant coaches bark out orders. This should be fun!


March 2nd, 3:00pm

It is a peaceful train ride to St. Louis. We are almost there as I have met several fans that represent the Loyola Ramblers and the ISU Redbirds. Both groups of fans are excited for the prospects of their team winning the Arch Madness. Stay tuned as I bring more after entering the Scottrade Center.