March 6, 2014
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Missouri State Lady Bears (13-15/8-9 MVC) at
Wichita State Shockers (22-6/13-4 MVC), 2:07 p.m. Sunday
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Sites: Koch Arena (10,467)
Radio: KTXR 101.3 FM
TV: Ozarks CW - MSU TV Network also includes Time Warner Cable SportsChannel in Kansas City, Charter Communications in St. Louis and KZOU 32 in Columbia. ESPN3 will also pick up the broadcast.
Live Audio: RadioSpringfield.com
Live Stats: GoShockers.com
Live Video: ESPN3.com
The Missouri State Lady Bears (13-15, 8-9 MVC) conclude their regular season schedule Sunday when they visit Missouri Valley Conference leader Wichita State (22-6, 13-4) for a 2 p.m. game that will air on the Missouri State TV Network, including the Ozarks CW in Springfield.
Much remains to be decided with one weekend of MVC play remaining, as the Lady Bears currently sit in the seventh spot just one half game behind Drake, Evansville and Illinois State, who are all 8-8.
The Lady Bears can still earn the fifth, sixth or seventh seed at next week’s MVC Tournament at The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., with a win likely needed to avoid the No. 7 spot.
Should Missouri State finish seventh, the Lady Bears would play at 8:05 p.m. Thursday at the MVC Tournament, while a higher finish would mean a Friday opener.
Missouri State 45-30 all-time against Wichita State, including a 16-17 mark in Wichita. The Shockers have turned the tide of late, however, going 15-4 in the last 19 meetings and winning the last eight in Wichita dating to MSU’s last win on Jan. 30, 2005.
Scouting Wichita State
Wichita State is 22-6 on the season and 13-4 in MVC play after a 12-0 start. Preseason MVC Player of the Year Alex Harden leads the team with 16.5 points and 5.1 assists per game, while Jamillah Bonner (12.7) and Michelle Price (12.1) also score in double figures.
The Shockers, who lead the MVC in several offensive and defensive categories, average 71.0 points per game and allow 57.9 while shooting 44.2 percent overall, 31.5 percent on 3-pointers and 69.0 percent from the foul line.
First Meeting This Season
Wichita State earned a 98-68 win over the Lady Bears on Jan. 5 at JQH Arena in the MVC opener for both teams. The Shockers shot 56.3 percent from the floor and had three players score at least 20 points. Bry Snow had 19 points for MSU while Tyonna Snow and Kenzie Williams added 18 each.