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2019 Schedule
8-11, 7th in MVC
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Xavier, UF, UConn to play '19 Charleston Classic

Xavier, Miami, Florida, UConn, Missouri State, Penn State, St. Joseph's and Towson will all play in the 2019 Charleston Classic, it was announced Thursday.

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307dJeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello

Missouri State hires Dana Ford

Missouri State has hired Tennessee State basketball coach Dana Ford. Ford, 33, has been the head coach of the Tigers for four seasons.

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324dJeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello

Sources: Missouri State parts ways with Lusk

Paul Lusk, whose Missouri State Bears were just 7-11 in the Missouri Valley Conference this season, is out as the school's men's basketball coach, sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello.

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Missouri State suspends 2 amid theft probe

Missouri State suspended Tanveer Bhullar and Darian Scott for what it said were violations of team rules after a police report listed them as persons of interest in a $1,500 theft investigation.

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405dMyron Medcalf

The most exciting players in college basketball

The argument about the best player in college basketball will go on all season. But it's already clear which players are the most exciting. We go through the list, starting, of course, with Deandre Ayton and Collin Sexton.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Missouri State will visit Kansas State Sat., Oct. 21 for hurricane relief game, source told ESPN.

MSU coach miffed at rainy late-night game ending (1:39)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

7-foot-2 New Mexico State graduate transfer Tanveer Bhullar has committed to Missouri State, per source.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Howard graduate transfer J.T. Miller committed to Missouri State, source told ESPN. Eligible immediately. Averaged 14.7 ppg.

Wichita State down Missouri State for 12th straight win (0:37)

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Wichita State's spent the last three weeks blowing out opponents and wowing laptops. But can the Shockers win a close one? Gregg Marshall may find out in his team's season finale at Missouri State. The Bears are hanging within single digits in the second half, on ESPN2.

Missouri Valley tourney bracket is set

Wichita State (No. 40 RPI, 1-5 vs. top 50) may need a good showing in the Missouri Valley conference tournament to feel comfortable on Selection Sunday. See the bracket

Marshall addresses Shockers after road win (1:16)
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1265dC.L. Brown

Bracket breakdown: Puerto Rico Tip-Off

With the mix of conferences involved the winner will take some early bragging rights back home and possibly even bag some RPI points for the league.

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1280dAndy Katz

Sources: Puerto Rico Tip-Off features Butler, Utah

Big East surprise Butler and a Sweet 16 Utah are the two headliners of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off and could be headed for a title-game showdown, based on matchups that multiple sources confirmed.

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1527dDick Vitale

Vitale: Weekly awards

Dick Vitale reveals his weekly college hoops awards.

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1783dC.L. Brown

Tournament preview: Missouri Valley

Wichita State used Creighton’s exodus to the Big East as its cue to take over the Missouri Valley Conference. The Shockers did like none other, winning all 18 games by an average of 15.


Unbeaten Wichita St. dominates MVC awards

Wichita State was just about as dominant in the Missouri Valley's postseason awards Thursday as the unbeaten Shockers were in running roughshod through the league schedule.

1789dMike Wilson

Wichita State: 31-0 is likely, BPI says

ESPN’s Basketball Power Index rates teams using a system that takes into account factors such as the pace of a game, margin of victory, game site and absence of key players.

Team Stats

Points Per Game74.5
Rebounds Per Game33.4
Assists Per Game12.6
Points Allowed73.8242nd

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record3-6
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances6