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1997-98 Missouri Valley Conference Season Summary

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Record: 148-146, .503 W-L% (13th of 30) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 2.04 (11th of 30) ▪ SOS: 1.65 (10th of 30)

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 Illinois StateRT 16 2 .889 25 6 .806 75.4 69.2 9.6 3.4
2 Creighton  12 6 .667 18 10 .643 75.0 69.9 6.3 1.2
3 Wichita State  11 7 .611 16 15 .516 63.5 64.5 0.9 1.9
3 Missouri State  11 7 .611 16 16 .500 74.0 70.2 7.4 3.6
5 Indiana State  10 8 .556 16 11 .593 69.4 66.6 3.5 0.6
5 Bradley  9 9 .500 15 14 .517 64.1 62.0 4.2 2.1
5 Evansville  9 9 .500 15 15 .500 69.6 67.6 1.7 -0.4
8 Southern Illinois  8 10 .444 14 18 .438 75.0 75.5 1.8 2.3
9 Northern Iowa  4 14 .222 10 17 .370 69.2 70.4 -1.0 0.2
10 Drake  0 18 .000 3 24 .111 59.9 75.6 -14.1 1.6

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
Illinois State   24                                

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Illinois State won (82-81) versus Tennessee (West Regional)

Second Round
Illinois State lost (82-49) versus Arizona (West Regional)

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played
Games
1. William FontleroyMissouri St. 32
  Kevin AultMissouri St. 32
  Danny MooreMissouri St. 32
  Ryan BettenhausenMissouri St. 32
  Ken StringerMissouri St. 32
6. Ty RhodesWichita St. 31
  Maurice EvansWichita St. 31
  Rob GibbonsIllinois St. 31
  Roosevelt OverstreetWichita St. 31
  Dan MullerIllinois St. 31
  Steve HansellIllinois St. 31
  Darrin WilliamsWichita St. 31
  John Paul NelsonMissouri St. 31
  Chris GrillWichita St. 31
  Kyle CartmillIllinois St. 31
  Terry HanktonWichita St. 31
  Jason PerezWichita St. 31
Field Goals
1. Rico HillIllinois St. 219
2. Rodney BufordCreighton 189
3. Marcus WilsonEvansville 181
4. Chris HollenderEvansville 176
5. Danny MooreMissouri St. 165
6. Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. 161
7. Monte JenkinsSouthern Ill. 158
8. Jason PerezWichita St. 155
9. Dan MullerIllinois St. 146
10. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley 145
Field Goal Attempts
1. Rodney BufordCreighton 446
2. Rico HillIllinois St. 428
3. Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. 395
4. Marcus WilsonEvansville 388
5. Jason PerezWichita St. 376
6. Monte JenkinsSouthern Ill. 359
7. Shane HawkinsSouthern Ill. 348
8. Maurice EvansWichita St. 339
9. Kevin AultMissouri St. 337
10. Tony BrusUNI 325
Field Goal Percentage
1. Chris HollenderEvansville .548
2. Danny MooreMissouri St. .530
3. Jayson WellsIndiana St. .530
4. Rico HillIllinois St. .512
5. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley .468
6. Marcus WilsonEvansville .467
7. Monte JenkinsSouthern Ill. .440
8. Tony BrusUNI .425
9. Rodney BufordCreighton .424
10. Jason PerezWichita St. .412
2-Point Field Goals
1. Rico HillIllinois St. 174
2. Chris HollenderEvansville 167
3. Danny MooreMissouri St. 165
4. Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. 145
  Adebayo AkinkunleBradley 145
6. Rodney BufordCreighton 136
7. Jayson WellsIndiana St. 132
8. Jason PerezWichita St. 122
9. Marcus WilsonEvansville 118
10. Steven HartIndiana St. 106
2-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Rico HillIllinois St. 337
2. Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. 332
3. Danny MooreMissouri St. 308
4. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley 307
5. Chris HollenderEvansville 298
6. Rodney BufordCreighton 284
7. Jason PerezWichita St. 269
8. Marcus WilsonEvansville 245
9. Jayson WellsIndiana St. 234
10. Chris BurdineUNI 217
2-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Dan MullerIllinois St. .578
2. Jayson WellsIndiana St. .564
3. Doug SwensonCreighton .561
4. Chris HollenderEvansville .560
5. Leroy WatkinsIllinois St. .556
6. Eric RobersonBradley .539
7. Kwame JamesEvansville .536
8. Danny MooreMissouri St. .536
9. Ben KandlbinderMissouri St. .530
10. Rico HillIllinois St. .516
3-Point Field Goals
1. Shane HawkinsSouthern Ill. 96
2. Kevin AultMissouri St. 91
3. Darian DeVriesUNI 69
4. Skipp SchaefbauerIllinois St. 66
5. Marcus WilsonEvansville 63
  Ryan SearsCreighton 63
7. Armand LevasseurDrake 60
8. Kyle RunyanEvansville 58
9. Rob DyeBradley 57
10. Michael MenserIndiana St. 56
  Matt WoodleyDrake 56
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Shane HawkinsSouthern Ill. 250
2. Kevin AultMissouri St. 212
3. Skipp SchaefbauerIllinois St. 184
4. Matt WoodleyDrake 170
5. Rodney BufordCreighton 162
6. Ryan SearsCreighton 161
7. Darian DeVriesUNI 157
  Tony BrusUNI 157
9. Michael MenserIndiana St. 156
10. Monte JenkinsSouthern Ill. 150
  Armand LevasseurDrake 150
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Darian DeVriesUNI .440
2. Kevin AultMissouri St. .429
3. Shane HawkinsSouthern Ill. .384
Free Throws
1. Danny MooreMissouri St. 173
2. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley 156
3. Jayson WellsIndiana St. 154
4. Chris HollenderEvansville 133
5. Marcus WilsonEvansville 124
6. Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. 105
7. Rodney BufordCreighton 99
  Kevin AultMissouri St. 99
9. Tony BrusUNI 86
10. Darrin WilliamsWichita St. 81
Free Throw Attempts
1. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley 211
2. Danny MooreMissouri St. 207
3. Jayson WellsIndiana St. 204
4. Chris HollenderEvansville 156
5. Darrin WilliamsWichita St. 144
6. Marcus WilsonEvansville 143
  Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. 143
8. Rodney BufordCreighton 138
9. William FontleroyMissouri St. 121
10. Tony BrusUNI 120
Free Throw Percentage
1. Kevin AultMissouri St. .900
2. Marcus WilsonEvansville .867
3. Chris HollenderEvansville .853
4. Danny MooreMissouri St. .836
5. Terry HanktonWichita St. .774
6. Steven HartIndiana St. .763
7. Jayson WellsIndiana St. .755
8. Doug SwensonCreighton .740
9. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley .739
10. Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. .734
Total Rebounds
1. Chris ThunellSouthern Ill. 259
2. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley 238
3. Jayson WellsIndiana St. 228
4. Rico HillIllinois St. 225
5. Chris HollenderEvansville 223
6. Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. 217
7. Rodney BufordCreighton 204
8. Danny MooreMissouri St. 187
9. Roosevelt OverstreetWichita St. 178
  Chris BurdineUNI 178
Assists
1. Jamar SmileyIllinois St. 186
2. William FontleroyMissouri St. 135
3. Ryan SearsCreighton 134
4. Nate GreenIndiana St. 131
5. Terry HanktonWichita St. 124
6. Jeremy StantonEvansville 119
7. Matt WoodleyDrake 111
  Ryan BettenhausenMissouri St. 111
9. Shane HawkinsSouthern Ill. 106
10. Eric RobersonBradley 105
Steals
1. Eric RobersonBradley 71
2. Jason PerezWichita St. 62
  Ryan SearsCreighton 62
4. Matt WoodleyDrake 61
5. Nate GreenIndiana St. 58
6. Terry HanktonWichita St. 52
  Kevin AultMissouri St. 52
8. Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. 46
9. William FontleroyMissouri St. 45
10. Steven HartIndiana St. 44
Blocks
1. Doug SwensonCreighton 57
2. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley 55
3. Nate GreenIndiana St. 35
4. Danny MooreMissouri St. 33
5. Sean HawkinsUNI 31
6. Kevin MunginCreighton 30
7. John Paul NelsonMissouri St. 29
8. Leroy WatkinsIllinois St. 24
  Eric RobersonBradley 24
10. Darrin WilliamsWichita St. 21
Points
1. Rico HillIllinois St. 552
2. Marcus WilsonEvansville 549
3. Rodney BufordCreighton 530
4. Danny MooreMissouri St. 503
5. Chris HollenderEvansville 494
6. Kevin AultMissouri St. 476
7. Jayson WellsIndiana St. 451
8. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley 446
9. Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. 443
10. Shane HawkinsSouthern Ill. 427
Points Per Game
1. Rodney BufordCreighton 18.9
2. Rico HillIllinois St. 18.4
3. Marcus WilsonEvansville 18.3
4. Jayson WellsIndiana St. 16.7
5. Chris HollenderEvansville 16.5
6. Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. 15.8
7. Danny MooreMissouri St. 15.7
8. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley 15.4
9. Tony BrusUNI 15.4
10. Kevin AultMissouri St. 14.9
Total Rebounds Per Game
1. Chris ThunellSouthern Ill. 8.6
2. Jayson WellsIndiana St. 8.4
3. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley 8.2
4. Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. 7.8
5. Rico HillIllinois St. 7.5
6. Chris HollenderEvansville 7.4
7. Rodney BufordCreighton 7.3
8. Chris BurdineUNI 7.1
9. Eric RobersonBradley 6.0
10. Danny MooreMissouri St. 5.8
Assists Per Game
1. Jamar SmileyIllinois St. 6.4
2. Nate GreenIndiana St. 4.9
3. Ryan SearsCreighton 4.8
4. Jeremy StantonEvansville 4.6
5. William FontleroyMissouri St. 4.2
6. Matt WoodleyDrake 4.1
7. Terry HanktonWichita St. 4.0
8. Eric RobersonBradley 3.6
9. Shane HawkinsSouthern Ill. 3.5
10. Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. 3.5
Steals Per Game
1. Eric RobersonBradley 2.4
2. Matt WoodleyDrake 2.3
3. Ryan SearsCreighton 2.2
4. Nate GreenIndiana St. 2.1
5. Jason PerezWichita St. 2.0
6. Terry HanktonWichita St. 1.7
7. Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. 1.6
8. Steven HartIndiana St. 1.6
9. Kevin AultMissouri St. 1.6
10. Rodney BufordCreighton 1.5
Blocks Per Game
1. Doug SwensonCreighton 2.0
2. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley 1.9
3. Nate GreenIndiana St. 1.3
4. Sean HawkinsUNI 1.1
5. Kevin MunginCreighton 1.1
6. Danny MooreMissouri St. 1.0
7. John Paul NelsonMissouri St. 0.9
8. Leroy WatkinsIllinois St. 0.9
9. Eric RobersonBradley 0.8
10. Darrin WilliamsWichita St. 0.7
Effective Field Goal Percentage
1. Rico HillIllinois St. .564
2. Chris HollenderEvansville .562
3. Jayson WellsIndiana St. .550
4. Marcus WilsonEvansville .548
5. Danny MooreMissouri St. .531
6. Monte JenkinsSouthern Ill. .515
7. Tony BrusUNI .506
8. Rodney BufordCreighton .483
9. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley .468
10. Jason PerezWichita St. .456
True Shooting Percentage
1. Chris HollenderEvansville .625
2. Jayson WellsIndiana St. .615
3. Danny MooreMissouri St. .614
4. Kevin AultMissouri St. .611
5. Ryan SearsCreighton .610
6. Dan MullerIllinois St. .608
7. Kyle RunyanEvansville .605
8. Marcus WilsonEvansville .602
9. Doug SwensonCreighton .595
10. Leroy WatkinsIllinois St. .582
Offensive Win Shares
1. Chris HollenderEvansville 3.8
2. Marcus WilsonEvansville 3.7
3. Danny MooreMissouri St. 3.4
4. Jayson WellsIndiana St. 3.3
5. Kevin AultMissouri St. 3.2
6. Rico HillIllinois St. 3.1
7. Dan MullerIllinois St. 2.7
8. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley 2.1
9. Ryan SearsCreighton 2.1
10. Kyle RunyanEvansville 2.0
Defensive Win Shares
1. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley 2.9
2. Eric RobersonBradley 2.6
3. Darrin WilliamsWichita St. 2.6
4. Jason PerezWichita St. 2.4
5. Roosevelt OverstreetWichita St. 1.9
6. Nate GreenIndiana St. 1.9
7. Maurice EvansWichita St. 1.9
8. Terry HanktonWichita St. 1.8
9. Chris ThunellSouthern Ill. 1.7
10. Rashad TuckerSouthern Ill. 1.6
Win Shares
1. Adebayo AkinkunleBradley 5.1
2. Danny MooreMissouri St. 5.0
3. Chris HollenderEvansville 4.8
4. Jayson WellsIndiana St. 4.7
5. Rico HillIllinois St. 4.5
6. Kevin AultMissouri St. 4.2
7. Marcus WilsonEvansville 4.2
8. Dan MullerIllinois St. 4.1
9. Eric RobersonBradley 3.8
10. Darrin WilliamsWichita St. 3.4