Peoria Journal Star report: MVC officials visiting 4 campuses

According to Dave Reynolds of the Peoria Journal Star, Missouri Valley Conference officials have scheduled visits to 4 potential league additions:

Sources have told the Journal Star that Valley officials visited Murray State on Monday, Valparaiso on Tuesday and have campus visits set for Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Omaha.

Stay tuned.

Link to: Full Peoria Journal Star article

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MVCfans.com 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Awards and Honors

The Missouri Valley Conference regular season concluded this past weekend and today we honor several individuals who had a significant impact on their teams and the conference.

Below are our selections for Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, and Defensive Player of the Year.

Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year:

Gregg Marshall, Wichita State
After losing two All-Time Shockers to the NBA, Gregg Marshall reloaded and led Wichita State to a 17-1 regular season Valley record, a national Top 25 ranking, and a share of their 4th straight MVC title.  Congrats to Gregg Marshall, our 2016-17 MVCfans.com Coach of the Year.

 

Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year:
Landry Shamet, Wichita State

After an injury shortened redshirt year in 2015-16, Wichita State’s Landry Shamet became the Shockers’ on floor general this season and led Wichita State to a share of the MVC title. Shamet scored in double figures in 14 of 18 MVC games and was a clear choice as our MVCfans.com Freshman of the Year.

 

Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year:
Alize Johnson, Missouri State

Missouri State’s JUCO transfer Alize Johnson averaged a double-double over the course of 2016-17. Johnson had 11 double-doubles during conference play which included a 26pt/20 rebound game against Indiana State and a 23pt/21 rebound game against Drake.  Today, we recognize Alize Johnson as our MVCfans.com Newcomer of the Year.

 

Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year:
Paris Lee, Illinois State
Already a two time All-MVC defensive team selection, Illinois State’s Paris Lee is our defensive player of the year.  A disruptive defender, Lee set the Redbirds’ all time career steals mark earlier this year and he is the NCAA active-career leader in that category.  Congratulations to Paris Lee – MVCfans.com 2016-17 Defensive Player of the Year.

 

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MVCfans.com 2017 Player of the Year and All-MVC teams

Once again, we recognize the finest players in the Valley with our All-MVC first and second teams, as well as those deserving of honorable mention.

Larry Bird Player of the Year

Paris Lee – Illinois State

 

First Team All-MVC

Paris Lee- Illinois State

Markis McDuffie – Wichita State

Landry Shamet – Wichita State

MiKyle McIntosh – Illinois State

Alize Johnson – Missouri State

Chris’ notes: I wouldn’t be surprised if Lee, McDuffie, and Shamet are unanimous selections. McIntosh gets the nod over Hawkins for me, but his injury likely means he will be second team on the official league honors.

 

Second Team All-MVC

Shaq Morris, Wichita State

Deontae Hawkins, Illinois State

Jeremy Morgan, UNI

Milton Doyle, Loyola

Conner Frankamp, Wichita State

 

Honorable Mention All-MVC

Sean O’Brien, SIU

Bennett Koch, UNI

Jaylon Brown, Evansville

Reed Timmer, Drake

Donte Ingram, Loyola

Brenton Scott, Indiana State

 

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2017 Arch Madness tournament bracket

Final 2017 Arch Madness Seeding Probabilities – Feb 23

What we know:

1) Either Illinois State or Wichita State will be the #1 seed at Arch Madness.  If both teams finish 17-1, the Redbirds will likely earn the top seed due to the RPI tie-breaker.

2) Northern Iowa will be the #3 seed with a victory on Saturday or with a Loyola loss.  If UNI loses to Illinois State and Loyola wins at SIU, the Ramblers will be the #3 seed only if their RPI improves enough to pass UNI.

3) If UNI earns the #3 seed, Loyola and SIU are guaranteed to be the 4-5 seeds and will face off on Friday in STL.

4) Missouri State will be the 6 seed regardless of any future results.

5) Bradley, Drake, Evansville, and Indiana State will play on Thursday night.  

 

 

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2017 Arch Madness seeding probabilities – updated Feb. 20

Hacksaw’s updated #ArchMadness seeding probabilities!

With 10 conference games remaining, there are 1,024 different outcomes for the remainder of the conference season. The below charts break down the possible finishes. The order used for the RPI tiebreaker varies for each scenario based on the projected RPI’s from rpiforecast.com.

The above charts take into account each possible scenario as an equally-weighted possibility. For a more realistic projection of where teams may be seeded, below you will see the remaining conference games with weighted odds attached to them (using Sagarin’s Predictor). These odds are used to calculate the below seeding probabilities.

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2017 Arch Madness seeding probabilities – updated Feb. 16

With 15 conference games remaining, there are 32,768 different outcomes for the remainder of the conference season. The below charts break down the possible finishes. The order used for the RPI tiebreaker is listed in the chart, however as some teams have RPI’s very near one another, it’s possible some movement could affect the probabilities.

 

The above charts take into account each possible scenario as an equally-weighted possibility. For a more realistic projection of where teams may be seeded, below you will see the remaining conference games with weighted odds attached to them (using Sagarin’s Predictor). These odds are used to calculate the below seeding probabilities.

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Updated Arch Madness seeding probabilities – February 13

Thanks to Hacksaw for his continued support!

With 20 conference games remaining, there are 1,048,576 different outcomes for the remainder of the conference season. The below charts break down the possible finishes. The order used for the RPI tiebreaker is listed in the chart, however as some teams have RPI’s very near one another, it’s possible some movement could affect the probabilities.

 

The above charts take into account each possible scenario as an equally-weighted possibility. For a more realistic projection of where teams may be seeded, below you will see the remaining 20 conference games with weighted odds attached to them (using Sagarin’s Predictor). These odds are then used to calculate the below seeding probabilities.

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2017 Arch Madness seeding probabilities – updated Feb. 10

Since the last update- Wichita State and Illinois State have secured the top two seeds and UNI now has the inside position for the 3 seed after an 0-5 start in MVC play.  What to watch – The battle to avoid Thursday night.

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2017 Arch Madness seeding probabilities – Updated Feb. 6

Plenty of changes since the last update- With their win over Illinois State the Shockers become the statistical favorite to win the top seed, however, if both teams finish 17-1, the RPI tiebreaker currently favors the Redbirds.  Three of the Thursday night Arch Madness participants are nearly set and UNI has gone from last place to nearly assuring itself a date on Friday in STL instead.

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