The 2015 MVC Larry Bird Player of the Year is senior Seth Tuttle of UNI. Tuttle, the MVC's active leader in both scoring and rebounding, has helped the Panthers to a 27-3 overall record and No. 11 national rank. He's the third different Panther to earn the league's Player of the Year award, joining Jason Daisy (1997) and Adam Koch (2010).
For just the second time in MVC history, two ranked teams will appear in Arch Madness, as Wichita State (8) and UNI (11) enter this weekend ranked high in the Associated Press rankings. The final weekly player honors go to Christian Thomas of Loyola and DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell of Illinois State.
For the third time in four seasons (and fifth time overall), the Wichita State Shockers will enter the Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball tournament as the event’s No. 1 seed. Wichita State, 27-3, defeated No. 2 seed UNI, also 27-3, in a winner-take-all game today in Wichita.