For the first time in the Division I era, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team has won a postseason championship as they defeated Northern Arizona by a final of 71-65 to earn the CollegeInsider.com Tournament Championship on Thursday at the Ford Center.
The Mountain West and Missouri Valley conferences announced today an agreement to renew the annual Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge for men’s basketball. The revived Challenge Series will feature head-to-head competition between 10 Mountain West and 10 Missouri Valley teams annually, with each conference hosting five games apiece each season.
Visiting Loyola made the most of the program's first-ever April game, rallying from a four-point deficit with less than five minutes left to win the College Basketball Invitational title with a 63-62 win over Louisiana-Monroe tonight in Monroe, La. Earl Peterson, who averaged 14 points per game in the championship series, was named CBI Most Valuable Player.
Another total team effort saw the University of Evansville men’s basketball team defeat UT Martin by a final of 79-66 to earn a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Championship game on Thursday. The foe for the Purple Aces will be Northern Arizona, who defeated NJIT by a final of 68-61 in their semifinal game on Tuesday.