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Conference Tournament Previews: Missouri Valley

Posted on: March 3, 2009 9:19 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2009 9:27 pm
 

I am going to preview every single conference tournament one by one. Instead of what I initially started I am going to do them all on separate blog entries because I feel like this will give everyone a chance to discuss these conference tournaments. It will give them a home where everyone can join in and post their thoughts. Please comment.

Missouri Valley Conference Tournament:

First Round
#8 Drake vs. #9 Indiana State (March 5)
#7 Wichita State vs. #10 Missouri State (March 5)

Quarterfinals
#1 Northern iowa vs. Drake/Indiana State (March 6)
#4 Bradley vs. Southern Illinois (March 6)
#2 Creighton vs. Wichita State/Missouri State (March 6)
#3 Illinois State vs. #6 Evansville

Semifinals: March 7

Championship: March 8

Prediction: Creighton is the two seed because they lost out on a tiebreaker with Northern Iowa, but there's no doubt that the Bluejays are the true favorites. Creighton is one of the hottest teams in the country and may not even need to win the conference tournament to get in. I expect them to keep rolling but I do say watch out for Evansville . If there's one thing to know about the Missouri Valley it's this: Arch Madness is almost as good as March Madness. Make sure to tune in!

 

Other Conference Tournament Previews:

Atlantic Sun
Big South
CAA
Horizon
Ohio Valley
Patriot League
Sun Belt

 

 

 

Comments

Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2009 4:37 pm
 

Conference Tournament Previews: Missouri Valley

I agree with Lobofan. I think Northern Iowa will win. I hope Creighton doesn't win so we get to see two Missouri Valley teams in the finals. I love mid-majors!

 

 




Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2009 1:25 am
 

Conference Tournament Previews: Missouri Valley

I will go with Creighton to win it, but I think they will have a tough final game against Bradley.

 

 




Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2009 11:35 pm
 

Conference Tournament Previews: Missouri Valley

Bubble teams better hope Creighton wins the tournament because I think if Creighton can win at least one game they are in as an at-large.

I think bubble teams will groin as Northern Iowa beats Creighton in the Finals!

 

 




Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2009 11:26 pm
 

Conference Tournament Previews: Missouri Valley

If Creighton wins their tourney, do you think there's a possibility that two teams (N. Iowa also) from the Mo. Valley make the Big Show?

If Creighton wins the tournament then it's a one bid league.




Since: Aug 2, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2009 11:23 pm
 

Conference Tournament Previews: Missouri Valley

Arch Madness now this is always a great conference tournament. I am a huge MVC fan. I got Creighton taking this one.

As far as your question TigersMan

The only way this is a 2-bid league is if Creighton loses in the Championship game. Northern Iowa has to win the Conference Tourney to get in.




Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2009 10:21 pm
 

Conference Tournament Previews: Missouri Valley

If Creighton wins their tourney, do you think there's a possibility that two teams (N. Iowa also) from the Mo. Valley make the Big Show?




Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2009 10:12 pm
 

Conference Tournament Previews: Missouri Valley

First Round
#8 Drake over #9 Indiana State
#10 Missouri State over #7 Wichita State

Quarterfinals
#1 Northern Iowa over #8 Drake
#4 Bradley over #5 Southern Illinois
#2 Creighton over #10 Missouri State
#6 Evansville over #3 Illinois State

Semifinals
#4 Bradley over #1 Northern Iowa
#2 Creighton over #6 Evansville

Championship
#2 Creighton over #4 Bradley

Badgerboy: Glad to see you decided to play along!!!



Badgerboy1183
Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2009 9:40 pm
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Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2009 9:28 pm
 

Conference Tournament Previews: Missouri Valley

You got an error there--unless there are two Wichita State teams in the league

Fixed. My bad!




Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2009 9:24 pm
 

Conference Tournament Previews: Missouri Valley


#8 Drake vs. #9 Wichita State (March 5)
#7 Wichita State vs. #10 Missouri State (March 5)

You got an error there--unless there are two Wichita State teams in the league.Wink



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