By the end of next week, the league will have completed its 2012 calendar portion of the non-conference schedule. Only 24 non-league games remain before Christmas, and the league is an impressive 60-33 so far. Creighton (10-1) and Wichita State (9-1) sport the MVC's best two records.
- Illinois State is the only team in the nation with three different players who have scored 30+ points in a game this year.
- Southern Illinois has 3 road wins already this season. The Salukis had just 2 road wins last year (2-11 in 2011-12).
- Bradley can match its 2011-12 win total with a win tonight. (The Braves are 6-2 and were 7-25 in 2011-12).
- Creighton (13th coaches, 17 AP) is ranked in the Top 25 poll this week. The Bluejays are one of just 10 teams nationally with 10+ wins (Creighton is 10-1 this year, including a 4-0 mark against BCS teams).
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PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Doug McDermott, Creighton
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: Manny Arop, Indiana State