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.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced rosters for the 2015 Reese’s Division I College All-Star game, which will be played as part of the 2015 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The game is set for Final Four Friday®, April 3, at Lucas Oil Stadium. Reese’s brand is the official candy partner of the NCAA.
Illinois State junior guard DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell – the Missouri Valley Conference’s Newcomer of the Year – is one of 26 national finalists for the 2015 Riley Wallace Award, presented annually to the top transfer in NCAA Division I basketball, as released by CollegeInsider.com Tuesday.
Earl Peterson and Christian Thomas combined for 22 second-half points to help Loyola knock off Louisiana-Monroe, 65-58, in game one of the best-of-three College Basketball Invitational (CBI) Championship Series tonight at Gentile Arena. The Ramblers (23-13) can wrap up the tournament championship in game two on Wednesday night in Monroe.
University of Northern Iowa senior forward cemented his status as a consensus second-team All-America choice by earning second-team All-America honors from the Associated Press on Monday. Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker of Wichita State earned honorable mention honors.