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1996-97 Missouri Valley Conference Season Summary

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Record: 154-141, .522 W-L% (4th of 31) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 3.72 (10th of 31) ▪ SOS: 2.95 (10th of 31)

Regular Season Champion: Illinois State
Tournament Champion: Illinois State

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Illinois State)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

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Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 Illinois StateRT 14 4 .778 24 6 .800 74.2 65.7 10.8 2.3
2 Missouri State  12 6 .667 24 9 .727 75.9 71.8 6.6 2.5
2 Bradley  12 6 .667 17 13 .567 64.3 59.6 8.0 3.4
4 Northern Iowa  11 7 .611 16 12 .571 71.3 69.5 5.8 4.0
4 Evansville  11 7 .611 17 14 .548 63.4 64.5 2.8 3.9
6 Creighton  10 8 .556 15 15 .500 67.5 66.0 3.9 2.4
7 Wichita State  8 10 .444 14 13 .519 67.2 63.0 5.9 1.7
8 Southern Illinois  6 12 .333 13 17 .433 72.8 73.4 2.8 3.4
8 Indiana State  6 12 .333 12 16 .429 69.4 73.9 -3.2 1.3
10 Drake  0 18 .000 2 26 .071 62.5 73.4 -6.2 4.7

Conference Tournament


First Round
Fri, Feb 28Indiana State86@Southern Illinois71
Fri, Feb 28Drake74@Wichita State63

Quarterfinal
Sat, Mar 1Evansville65@Northern Iowa73
Sat, Mar 1Illinois State72@Indiana State58
Sat, Mar 1Bradley66@Drake47
Sat, Mar 1Creighton58@Missouri State77

Semifinal
Sun, Mar 2Illinois State69@Northern Iowa65
Sun, Mar 2Bradley58@Missouri State60

Final
Mon, Mar 3Illinois State75@Missouri State72

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Illinois State lost (69-57) versus Iowa State (Midwest Regional)

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played