04 March 2014

2014 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Predictions

Because we love March Madness, we love Arch Madness (see what I did there?). And the Missouri Valley Tournament has a different tint to it this year as Wichita State, the first team since Saint Joe's in 2004 to finish the regular season undefeated and the first team since UNLV in 1991 to start 31-0, is poised to enter the NCAA Tournament undefeated and likely get a one seed. Of course, that is provided that they win the MVC Tournament. Will they get it done or will somebody snatch the auto-bid?

Here are my 2014 Arch Madness predictions.

First Round - March 6th
#9 Evansville vs. #8 Drake - MVC TV, 7:00
Pick: Drake

#10 Loyola-Chicago vs. #7 Bradley - MVC TV, 9:30
Pick: Bradley

Quarterfinals - March 7th
#8 Drake vs. #1 Wichita State - MVC TV, 1:00
Pick: Wichita State

#5 Illinois State vs. #4 Missouri State - MVC TV, 3:30
Pick: Illinois State

#7 Bradley vs. #2 Indiana State - MVC TV, 7:00
Pick: Indiana State

#6 Southern Illinois vs. #3 Northern Iowa - MVC TV, 9:30
Pick: Northern Iowa

Semifinals - March 8th
#5 Illinois State vs. #1 Wichita State - MVC TV, 2:30
Pick: Wichita State

#3 Northern Iowa vs. #2 Indiana State - MVC TV,5:00
Pick: Northern Iowa

Championship - March 9th
#3 Northern Iowa vs. #1 Wichita State - CBS, 2:00
I think the Panthers could make this a ballgame only if they were playing at home but on a neutral court, nobody in the conference can take Wichita.
Pick: Wichita State

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