Missouri Valley RUMORS & NEWS

  • DePaul downs Drake 77-75

    The Sports Xchange "On a night when DePaul trailed for more than 19 minutes in the second half, Eli Cain bailed the Blue Demons out. Cain converted a critical three-point play to complete a big DePaul comeback for a 77-75 win over Drake on Wednesday night in Chicago. After Cain's free throw put DePaul..." December 01

  • No. 9 Xavier doubles up on Northern Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Playing a good shooting team like Northern Iowa twice in six days is a unique challenge. But ninth-ranked Xavier handled the situation as well as possible on Saturday afternoon. "You're not going to put a whole lot in," said Musketeers head coach Chris Mack. "The personnel's..." November 26

  • N.C. State nips Loyola behind Smith's 30

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Guard Dennis Smith Jr. scored 30 points, including a pair of free throws with 16.7 seconds remaining, as North Carolina State defeated Loyola of Chicago 79-77 on Saturday at PNC Arena. Smith, a freshman guard, also had seven assists. He has reached the 20-point mark in four..." November 26

  • Bridges scores 21 to lead No. 24 Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "As if he didn't know it already, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo found out even more about the highs and lows of coaching a young team during the third-place game against Wichita State in the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday. A team that plays four freshmen and three sophomores in its regular..." November 25

  • Minnesota holds Southern Illinois in check

    The Sports Xchange "In a game widely expected to be a high-scoring affair, Minnesota held Southern Illinois scoreless for a long stretch in each half to claim a 57-45 non-conference victory on Friday night at Williams Arena. Freshman guard Amir Coffey's 13 points and sophomore guard Dupree McBrayer's 11 points..." November 25

  • Pickens' late 3-pointer lifts Stanford over Indiana State

    The Sports Xchange "Stanford's Dorian Pickens hit a 3-pointer with three seconds left in regulation to give the Cardinal a 65-62 victory over Indiana State in the Advocare Invitational on Friday. Pickens finished with 19 points for Stanford (5-1), which won the rebound battle 47-31. Stanford's Reid Travis got..." November 25

  • No, 10 Louisville knocks off Wichita State

    The Sports Xchange "With less than 14 hours between beating Old Dominion in overtime and tipoff against undefeated Wichita State, Rick Pitino knew he needed help. So he called an old friend. Pitino dialed up his old 2-3 zone during a 55-minute walk-through Thanksgiving morning. And it worked. No. 10..." November 24

  • No. 21 Iowa State holds off Indiana State

    The Sports Xchange "Indiana State coach Greg Lansing just knew his Sycamores were going to pull off the upset of No. 21 Iowa State on Thursday. "One shot, or a charge that doesn't happen," Lansing said. "One of those things can win you that basketball game." Unfortunately for the Sycamores, Iowa State..." November 24

  • Shamet, McDuffie propel Wichita State past LSU

    The Sports Xchange "Wichita State scored the first 11 points and never looked back en route to an 82-47 victory against LSU on Wednesday afternoon in an opening-round game in the sixth "Battle 4 Atlantis" tournament at Imperial Arena in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Shockers (5-0) will face the winner of the..." November 23

  • Garrett Jr.'s buzzer-beater lifts DePaul over Missouri State

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Billy Garrett Jr. buried a jumper at the buzzer to lift DePaul to a 68-66 victory over Missouri State on Wednesday night at Allstate Arena. Officials reviewed the replay to confirm the game-winner. DePaul trailed by 13 points with less than eight minutes to go, but Garrett..." November 23

  • Fisher's 3-pointer lifts TCU over Illinois State

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Jaylen Fisher broke a tie with a 3-pointer in the final minute and TCU came up big at the free throw line as the Horned Frogs knocked off Illinois State 80-71 on Monday. After the teams traded the lead back-and-forth for much of the second half, Redbirds guard Paris Lee made one of two..." November 21

  • Custer shoots Loyola-Chicago past Washington State

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Clayton Custer scored 19 points to lead Loyola-Chicago in an 88-79 victory over Washington State on Monday as the Ramblers finished in fifth place at the Paradise Jam. Forward Aundre Jackson made six of his eight shots and went five-for-six at the line to contribute 17 points off the..." November 21

  • No. 11 Xavier tops UNI to take Tire Pros Invite

    The Sports Xchange "It is only November, but Xavier coach Chris Mack believes his team's performance this week in winning the Tire Pros Invitational will pay off in March. Trevon Bluiett and Edmond Sumner combined for 38 points, and No. 11 Xavier knocked off scrappy Northern Iowa 67-59 Sunday in the tournament..." November 20

  • Northern Iowa rallies to beat Oklahoma in OT

    The Sports Xchange "Northern Iowa stormed back from an 18-point second-half deficit to defeat Oklahoma 73-67 in overtime on Friday and move into the championship game of the Tire Pros Invitational in Orlando, Fla. The Panthers will face seventh-ranked Xavier in the final Sunday. The Panthers outscored the..." November 18

  • Morgan-led Northern Iowa knock off Arizona State

    The Sports Xchange "Northern Iowa guard Jeremy Morgan had 20 points and forward Klint Carlson added a career-high 19 in the Panthers' 82-63 victory over Arizona State in the first round of the Tire Pros Invitational at Orlando, Fla., on Thursday. Freshman guard Spencer Haldeman had a career-high 17 points on..." November 17

  • Razorbacks roll past Salukis

    The Sports Xchange "Dusty Hannahs had the hot hand to help Arkansas beat Southern Illinois 90-65 Monday night in the Golden Gopher Showcase at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark. Hannahs scored 19 points for Arkansas (2-0). He made 5 of 7 field-goal attempts, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Hannahs..." November 14

  • No. 13 Louisville's 35-3 run swamps Evansville

    The Sports Xchange "With his team down 26-20 midway through the first half of the opening game of the season, Louisville coach Rick Pitino had a message as he gathered his squad during a timeout, relax and go get every loose ball. He could tell his team was playing tight, and unranked visiting Evansville was getting..." November 12

  • Illinois State forward Deontae Hawkins arrested, charged with DUI

    Pantagraph "Illinois State basketball players DJ Clayton and Milik Yarbrough were charged Tuesday in McLean County court with misdemeanor theft of an iPhone last Saturday. Clayton, 20, was accused of concealing property valued at less than $500 that belonged to another person. He also was charged with..." November 01