Missouri Valley Basketball Tournament Table, Standings and Schedule

This season, Missouri Valley basketball had four teams battling for the top spot. Northern Iowa stole it from Loyola (Chicago) after beating them on the final day of the regular season. There really isn’t a clear favorite in the Missouri Valley basketball tournament this year, but plenty of people will tell you the Ramblers are. In reality, this is really a four-team race between Loyola, Missouri State, Northern Iowa and Drake. This should be a tough competitive MVC tournament and one of the most electric this year. The following contains support and schedule for the Missouri Valley tournament, as well as a preview of what we can expect to see.


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Missouri Valley Basketball Rankings

Team Conference. Disk Overall record Plant
Northern Iowa 14-4 18-10 1 seed
state of missouri 13-5 22-9 2 seeds
Duck 13-5 22-9 3 seeds
Loyola Chicago 13-5 22-7 4 seeds
Bradley 11-7 17-13 5 seeds
Southern Illinois 9-9 16-14 6 seeds
Valparaiso 6-12 13-17 7 seeds
state of illinois 5-13 12-19 8 seeds
Indiana State 4-14 11-19 9 seeds
Evansville 2-16 6-23 10 seeds

Missouri Valley Tournament Schedule

Appointment: March 3-6
TV program: ESPN+ (First round, quarter-finals); CBSSN (semi-finals); CBS (Championship)
Location: Corporate Center – St. Louis, MO
Bye: Top 6 teams go single
reigning champion: Loyola (Chicago)

Missouri Valley Tournament Support

First round

  • (10) Evansville vs. (7) Valparaiso
  • (9) Indiana State vs. (8) Illinois State

Quarter-finals

  • TBD vs. (1) Northern Iowa
  • (5) Bradley vs. (4) Loyola (Chicago)
  • TBD vs. (2) Missouri State
  • (6) Southern Illinois vs. (3) Drake

Semi-finals

Championship game

Credit: UNI Athletics

Missouri Valley Conference Breakdown

This year has been wide open in Missouri Valley basketball. Usually, Loyola (Chicago) Where Northern Iowa separates from the pack, but that hasn’t been the case in 2022. Defending champions Ramblers are once again a force to be reckoned with in nip-and-tuck MVC. However, it wouldn’t be a shock to see them lose to Bradley in the first round of MVC tournament support. Northern Iowa, on the other hand, saw its season start abruptly. They quietly ended the year winning nine of their last 10 games to clinch the 1st seed in the Missouri Valley Tournament.

state of missouri, Duckand Bradley sort of fall into the “Tier Two” of the conference. Duck has respectable wins over Richmond, Northern Iowaand Loyola (Chicago) twice this season. Led by guard Tucker Devries, the Bulldogs have what it takes to make a run through the MVC tournament bracket. state of missouri has been surprisingly strong this season. A big part of their success has been a solid shot and a no-turnover margin. The Bears finished the regular season ranked 18th in three-point percentage, seventh in points scored, 35th in points per game, fifth in free throw percentage, and 28th in turnovers. Isaiah Mosley and Gaige Prim lead the way for the Bears with both players averaging 15+ points per game.

The last team of this second level is Bradley. The Braves won the Missouri Valley Basketball Tournament in 2019 and 20 and are a sneaky team again this season. They won Northern Iowa, Loyola (Chicago) and Duck. However, they lost to state of missouri by narrow margins twice. Bradley’s the philosophy is all about board control and solid defence. They also have a trio of players with double-digit averages.

Team Stats | 2022 Missouri Valley Basketball Tournament

(1) Northern Iowa Panthers

NET Ranking: 97 (#5 in MVC)
KenPom Overall Effectiveness Ranking: 90 (# in MVC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 111.6 (#43)
Adjusted Defensive Effectiveness Ranking: 102.8 (#155)
Assessment of schedule strength: +3.62 (#97)

(2) Missouri State Bear

NET Ranking: 65 (#2 in MVC)
KenPom Overall Effectiveness Ranking: 61 (#2 in MVC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 114.6 (#22)
Adjusted defensive efficiency: 102.3 (#146)
Assessment of schedule strength: +0.72 (#136)

(3) Bulldog Drake

NET Ranking: 89 (#3 in MVC)
KenPom Overall Effectiveness Ranking: 88 (#3 in MVC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 109.1 (#76)
Adjusted Defensive Effectiveness Ranking: 100.1 (#106)
Calendar strength Rating: +0.80 (#133)

(4) Loyola Hikers (Chicago)

NET Ranking: 31 (#1 in MVC)
KenPom Overall Effectiveness Ranking: 32 (#1 in MVC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 112.5 (#31)
Adjusted Defensive Effectiveness Ranking: 96.7 (#49)
Assessment of schedule strength: +2.70 (#109)

(5) Bradley Braves

NET Ranking: 96 (#4 in MVC)
KenPom Overall Effectiveness Ranking: 91 (#4 in MVC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 106.0 (#132)
Adjusted Defensive Effectiveness Ranking: 97.2 (#59)
Assessment of schedule strength: +1.44 (#124)

(6) Southern Illinois Salukis

NET Ranking: 130 (#6 in MVC)
KenPom Overall Effectiveness Ranking: 119 (#6 in MVC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 103.6 (No. 179)
Adjusted defensive efficiency Ranking: 99.2 (#89)
Assessment of schedule strength: +0.48 (#142)

(7) Beacons of Valparaiso

NET Ranking: 217 (#8 in MVC)
KenPom Overall Effectiveness Ranking: 211 (#8 in MVC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 103.2 (#188)
Adjusted Defensive Effectiveness Ranking: 106.4 (#233)
Assessment of schedule strength: +1.36 (#126)

(8) Illinois State Red Birds

NET Ranking: 194 (#7 in MVC)
KenPom Overall Effectiveness Ranking: 184 (#7 in MVC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 106.5 (No. 124)
Adjusted Defensive Effectiveness Ranking: 107.6 (#258)
Assessment of schedule strength: +1.09 (#130)

(9) Indiana State Plane Trees

NET Ranking: 233 (#9 in MVC)
KenPom Overall Effectiveness Ranking: 230 (#9 in MVC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 99.8 (#259)
Adjusted Defensive Effectiveness Ranking: 104.3 (#186)
Assessment of schedule strength: +3.32 (#103)

(10) Purple Evansville Aces

NET Ranking: 321 (#10 in MVC)
KenPom Overall Effectiveness Ranking: 311 (#10 in MVC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 93.0 (#339)
Adjusted Defensive Effectiveness Ranking: 106.2 (#228)
Assessment of schedule strength: +2.96 (#106)



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