Preview & Prediction: By Evan Dorey
Editor's Early Preview (9/15):
It would be too much to ask surprising Evansville to knock off uber-power UNC. But a good showing by the Aces would go a long way in helping the MVC salvage some respect that is otherwise lacking in 08-09. The Heels are bound to lose at some point this season (right?), but this isn't the time.
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 21:07 — Press Release
The Valley will wind out the pre-Christmas non-league slate in the next nine days with 21 non-MVC games. Thirteen of those are at home, where the league is 41-10 this season. Two games this week are featured on the ESPN family of networks, including Evansville at North Carolina on Thursday (ESPN) and Iowa at Drake (ESPNU) on Saturday.
Sun, 12/14/2008 - 23:57 — Press Release
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Evansville (7-1) held Western Kentucky University (5-3) to a frigid 16.1 percent shooting in the first half, outscoring the Hilltoppers 20-5 over the last 10 minutes of the first half en route to a 23-point lead at the break. The Purple Aces, off to their best start in 27 years, won 72-40, keeping WKU winless in Roberts Stadium over the past nine years.
In a halftime ceremony, Evansville honored the memory of the men's basketball team who perished in the 1977 plane crash exactly 31 years
Sun, 11/30/2008 - 00:34 — Bill Kintner
INDIANAPOLIS - It is Saturday afternoon in Indiana and today 5000 college basketball fans including Governor Mitch Daniels are engaging in the state pastime, which is basketball.
And there is no better place to watch college basketball than Butler's historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. Today is another classic basketball experience with the sun shining in the windows high above the court and Evansville, a traditional regional rival, invading with a legion of purple-clad fans in attendance.
Mon, 11/17/2008 - 17:48 — Press Release
In recent seasons, the Missouri Valley Conference has had great success at home in non-conference play, and the league is at it again, recording a 7-1 home start in the first week of the season. In the past four seasons (not counting this year), the league has combined for a 226-33 (.873) mark at home in non-conference play. The results have translated into 20 post-season bids (including 10 NCAA trips, nine NITs and a CBI entry).
State Farm Missouri Valley Players of the Week
Tue, 10/28/2008 - 14:20 — Press Release
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton men¹s basketball team is the near-unanimous pick to win the Missouri Valley Conference, according to the preseason poll announced today during the league¹s annual Basketball Media Day. Creighton earned 36 of 39 first-place votes in the survey of league coaches, beat writers, sports information directors and play-by-play men.
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