Nate Lucas

Big Plays Push Bison Past Bears in MVFC Home Opener

SPRINGFIELD – North Dakota State (3-1, 2-1 MVFC) accounted for one-third of its offensive output on two big first-half plays and relied on its defense to take it from there in a 25-0 Bison win over Missouri State here Saturday in the Missouri Valley Football Conference home opener for the …

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Drake Buzzer-Beater Ends MSU Arch Madness Run

ST LOUIS – A buzzer-beater by Drake’s Joseph Yesufu knocked off third-seeded Missouri State in a 71-69 heartbreaker in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semifinals here Saturday.  With the Bulldogs up by four, MSU’s Demarcus Sharp scored back-to-back layups to tie the game, 69-69, with 19 seconds left before the gut-wrenching final dagger.  Sharp finished …

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Lady Bears Make History with 85-44 Win at Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The 17th-ranked Missouri State Lady Bears completed a pair of program firsts in Saturday’s 85-44 victory at Evansville, wrapping up the first unblemished conference and road seasons in school history. The Lady Bears (20-2, 16-0 Missouri Valley Conference) became the fifth MVC/Gateway Conference team in history to navigate …

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Grid Bears Set for Conference Clash with NDSU

First and Ten Coming off a dramatic 30-24 win in its Missouri Valley Football Conference opener last week, Missouri State looks to maintain its recent momentum Saturday (2 p.m.) when the Bears host No. 6 North Dakota State at Robert W. Plaster Stadium in Springfield.Kevin Ellis (Jr., Fort Worth, Texas) was …

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No. 17 Lady Bears Win 15th Straight, 87-54 at Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The 17th-ranked Missouri State Lady Bears shot 53 percent over the final three quarters Friday evening to run their winning streak to 15 games with an 87-54 victory against Evansville at Meeks Family Fieldhouse. The win also served as the 11th straight on the road and 18th in …

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Bears Advance in St. Louis with 66-55 Win

ST. LOUIS – Third-seeded Missouri State advanced to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament for the second year in a row with a 66-55 win over Valparaiso here Friday. Isiaih Mosley scored a game-high 29 points to lead the Bears and set a club record for single-game scoring at Arch …

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NFL Championship Sunday Predictions

BUFFALO BILLS @ KANSAS CITY CHIEFS The defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs will host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game in Kansas City.  KC will be making its third straight trip to the AFC title game after beating the Cleveland Browns 22-17 in the Divisional Round.  …

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Crusaders both fall to Central Methodist

The Basics Score: Central Methodist 76, Evangel 63Records: Evangel (7-9, 6-5), Central Methodist (7-10, 4-8)Location: Puckett Field House Box Score FAYETTE, Mo. –Central Methodist seized control of a tight contest with a 17-0 first-half scoring run and never looked back, handing Evangel a 76-63 setback Saturday afternoon at Puckett Field …

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Hot-shooting Panthers get past Rockhurst 91-81

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drury Panthers were red-hot from the field and turned back the Rockhurst Hawks 91-81 on Saturday afternoon at the O’Reilly Family Event Center. Drury improved to 5-3 on the year and in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Sophomore Jason Montgomery and senior Conley Garrison paced an …

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