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After an ugly loss that extended an already ugly streak of play, head coach Barry Hinson took it on he and his coaching staff to make changes that have clearly paid off with some momentum entering the conference tournament.
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The Missouri Valley Conference (like many others, no doubt) seems to be pretty strong at promoting itself through the delving down into archives to provide its audience with interesting nuggets of information. Lets take a look at the details that will whet our whistle for the tournament starting on Thursday evening.
First let's talk about the regular season champion, Creighton. On the bright side, there have only ever been eight teams to win the regular season MVC title and not reach the NCAA tournament. This year's conference was deeper, as Creighton's squad became the fifth ever, and first in 14 years, to win the conference with more than four conference losses. It was also the second time ever (since 20 years ago) that every MVC team won at least six conference games.
If Creighton doesn't make the tournament, they'll be the sixth squad ever to fail to do so after winning the regular season title. However, the top seed has only won the conference tournament six times since it moved to St. Louis in 1991.
Speaking of Creighton, and their stud scorer Doug McDermott, did you know he isn't as alone atop the conference - and country - as we may have thought? The top scorers (cumulatively) in the NCAA in scoring the last three seasons?
1. Doug McDermott (Creighton) - 2,106
2. Nate Wolters (Sout Dakota State) - 1,985
4. Colt Ryan (Evansville) - 1,738 How about some other interesting tidbits to keep an eye out for: