No. 8 ranked Wichita State expended more energy than it probably expected to in a 56-45 quarterfinal win over Southern Illinois at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Friday.
A tenacious defensive effort that featured 11 steals lifted Southern Illinois to a 55-48 win over Missouri State in the 8-9 play-in game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Thursday night.
The Southern Illinois University men's basketball team plays Missouri State at 6:05 p.m. on Thursday in the opening round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.
For the second-straight year, Southern Illinois guard Anthony Beane was named Second-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference, the league announced today. He is the first Saluki player since Randal Falker (2007-08) to earn back-to-back All-Conference honors.
Here is my 2015 ballot for postseason MVC basketball awards. Note that I'm not permitted to vote for SIU's players.