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2007-2008 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 6 - 9, 2008
Tournament Champions: Drake
Tournament Runner Up: Illinois State
Tournament MOP/MVP: Adam Emmenecker (Drake, Sr.)
All-Tournament Team: Adam Emmenecker (Drake, Sr.), Jonathan Cox (Drake, Jr.), Josh Young (Drake, So.), Eric Coleman (Northern Iowa, Sr.), Osiris Eldridge (Illinois State, So.)
Championship Game Venue: Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: James Burr, JD Collins, Tom Eades, David Hall, John Higgins, Tim Higgins, Ted Hillary, Paul Janssen, Randy McCall, Don Olsen, Steve Olson, Gerry Pollard, Mike Sanzere
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Adam Emmenecker (Drake, Sr.) (49)
Total Rebounds:Jonathan Cox (Drake, Jr.) (26)
Total Assists:Adam Emmenecker (Drake, Sr.) (22)
Total Steals:Osiris Eldridge (Illinois State, So.) (7)
Total Blocks:Isiah Martin (Indiana State, Fr.) (4)
Total Minutes:Adam Emmenecker (Drake, Sr.) (106)
Total FIC:Adam Emmenecker (Drake, Sr.) (45.5)
Total Fouls:Dane Watts (Creighton, Sr.) (8), Brent Heemskerk (Drake, Jr.) (8), Dinma Odiakosa (Illinois State, So.) (8), Anthony Slack (Illinois State, Sr.) (8)
Total Turnovers:Adam Emmenecker (Drake, Sr.) (10)
Total FGs:Jonathan Cox (Drake, Jr.) (16)
Total 3PM:Klayton Korver (Drake, Sr.) (8), Leonard Houston (Drake, Sr.) (8)
Total FTs:Adam Emmenecker (Drake, Sr.) (23)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
8 Indiana State 71
9 Wichita State 67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 Missouri State 69
10 Evansville 46
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Drake 68
8 Indiana State 46
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Creighton 74
5 Bradley 70
2 Illinois State 63
7 Missouri State 58
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Southern Illinois 49
6 Northern Iowa 54
Semifinals
 
 
 
1 Drake 75
4 Creighton 67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Illinois State 56
6 Northern Iowa 42
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Drake 79
2 Illinois State 49

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
5 Bradley 17  14  54.84% 50.00%
4 Creighton 20  68.97% 10  55.56%
1 Drake 25  86.21% 15  83.33%
10 Evansville 20  31.03% 15  16.67%
2 Illinois State 22  73.33% 13  72.22%
8 Indiana State 14  15  48.28% 10  44.44%
7 Missouri State 16  15  51.61% 10  44.44%
6 Northern Iowa 17  13  56.67% 50.00%
3 Southern Illinois 17  13  56.67% 11  61.11%
9 Wichita State 11  19  36.67% 14  22.22%
*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 6, 2008
#9 Wichita State (L) #8 Indiana State (W) 67-71 Scottrade Center PTS: 18. Jay Tunnell
REB: 9. Todd McCoy
AST: 4. Marico Stinson
PTS: 19. Aaron Ellis
REB: 9. Aaron Ellis
AST: 3. P.J. Couisnard
Mar 6, 2008
#10 Evansville (L) #7 Missouri State (W) 46-69 Scottrade Center PTS: 16. Deven Mitchell
REB: 14. Drew Richards
AST: 4. Spencer Laurie
PTS: 13. Kavon Lacey
REB: 4. Nate Garner
AST: 6. Jason Holsinger
Mar 7, 2008
#8 Indiana State (L) #1 Drake (W) 46-68 Scottrade Center PTS: 16. Leonard Houston
REB: 10. Adam Emmenecker
AST: 5. Adam Emmenecker
PTS: 12. Gabriel Moore
REB: 8. Adam Arnold
AST: 2. Harry Marshall
Mar 7, 2008
#6 Northern Iowa (W) #3 Southern Illinois (L) 54-49 Scottrade Center PTS: 22. Matt Shaw
REB: 9. Matt Shaw
AST: 3. Bryan Mullins
PTS: 22. Eric Coleman
REB: 10. Eric Coleman
AST: 3. Eric Coleman
Mar 7, 2008
#5 Bradley (L) #4 Creighton (W) 70-74 Scottrade Center PTS: 15. Cavel Witter
REB: 8. Kenny Lawson, Jr.
AST: 8. Cavel Witter
PTS: 21. Theron Wilson
REB: 13. Matt Salley
AST: 5. Sam Maniscalco
Mar 7, 2008
#7 Missouri State (L) #2 Illinois State (W) 58-63 Scottrade Center PTS: 14. Boo Richardson
REB: 7. Brandon Sampay
AST: 3. Emmanuel Holloway
PTS: 18. Deven Mitchell
REB: 8. Deven Mitchell
AST: 4. Justin Fuehrmeyer
Mar 8, 2008
#6 Northern Iowa (L) #2 Illinois State (W) 42-56 Scottrade Center PTS: 13. Osiris Eldridge
REB: 8. Osiris Eldridge
AST: 5. Boo Richardson
PTS: 14. Eric Coleman
REB: 15. Eric Coleman
AST: 5. Jared Josten
Mar 8, 2008
#4 Creighton (L) #1 Drake (W) 67-75 Scottrade Center PTS: 20. Adam Emmenecker
REB: 11. Jonathan Cox
AST: 11. Adam Emmenecker
PTS: 18. P'Allen Stinnett
REB: 11. Kenny Lawson, Jr.
AST: 3. Cavel Witter
Mar 9, 2008
#2 Illinois State (L) #1 Drake (W) 49-79 Scottrade Center PTS: 20. Jonathan Cox
REB: 7. Jonathan Cox
AST: 6. Adam Emmenecker
PTS: 14. Osiris Eldridge
REB: 5. Anthony Slack
AST: 4. Emmanuel Holloway