Illinois State’s 6-0 start matches its second-best all time in MVC play. In the past four seasons, a league team has gotten off to 6-0 start four times, and all four teams went on to win the MVC regular-season title.
For the ninth time in the past 20 seasons, two league teams have started conference play with 4-0 MVC records (Illinois State, Wichita State). Following mid-week games at Southern Illinois (ISU) and vs. Loyola (WSU) the Redbirds host Wichita State on Saturday (ESPN2).
Every Friday, The Big 550 KTRS broadcasts "The Valley on The Big 550" radio show, talking all things Missouri Valley Conference. This week, guests include Illinois State head coach Dan Muller, Southern Illinois head coach Barry Hinson and more.
This week, three league schools will look to remain perfect and three will be looking for their first league wins. Missouri State and Illinois State clash Wednesday (MVC TV Network) in a battle of undefeated teams.