All 10 MVC men’s basketball teams are in action tonight, including the league's MVC TV Network Game, which features No. 11 Creighton at Illinois State, 7 pm CT (FOX networks & ESPN3).
What They Are Saying:
• Jay Bilas (ESPN, Jan. 2) lists Wichita State is one of the nation's 5 most underrated teams.
• Jeff Goodman/Gary Parrish (CBS Sports) lists Doug McDermott as No. 2 on their National Player of the Year Watch List -- behind only Mason Plumlee of Duke.
Full MVC Notebook at right (PDF)
Indiana State was No. 188 in the initial RPI Report (Dec. 10). Since that date, the Sycamores have gone 4-1 with notable wins over Miami, Mississippi and Illinois State. The only loss in that span was to No. 15 San Diego State (by 7 points). ISU enters today rated 37, and has the MVC's best non-conference strength of schedule (30).
Bradley's Dyricus Simms-Edwards led the nation in steals per game during the month of December. He had 3.9 steals in Bradley's 7 games, and his 44 swipes for the season have already surpassed last year's total of 42.