Missouri State Bears basketball

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Missouri State Bears
2014–15 Missouri State Bears basketball team
Missouri State Bears athletic logo
University Missouri State University
Conference Missouri Valley
Location Springfield, MO
Head coach Paul Lusk (3rd year)
Arena JQH Arena
(Capacity: 11,000)
Nickname Bears
Colors

Maroon and White

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament runner up
1959*, 1967*, 1969*, 1974*
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1959*, 1967*, 1969*, 1974*
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1999
NCAA Tournament appearances
1958*, 1959*, 1966*, 1967*, 1968*, 1969*, 1970*, 1973*, 1974*, 1978*, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1999
Conference tournament champions
1987, 1989 (Mid-Con) 1992 (MVC)
Conference regular season champions
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 (Mid-Con) 2011 (MVC)
*at Division II level

The Missouri State Bears basketball team is the NCAA Division I men's basketball program of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. The Bears compete in the Missouri Valley Conference. They are currently coached by Paul Lusk, who was hired April 1, 2011. Missouri State plays its home games at the 11,000 seat JQH Arena. The Bears have been a Division I school since the 1982–83 season. Prior to 2005, the school was known as Southwest Missouri State. Prior to joining Division I, they were members of the NAIA, winning national championships in 1952 and 1953, and NCAA Division II, where they were the national runner-up four times (1959, 1967, 1969, 1974). They were also champions of the 2010 CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I Tournament results[edit]

The Bears have appeared in six NCAA Division I Tournaments, all as Southwest Missouri State. Their combined record is 3–6.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1987 First Round
Second Round
Clemson
Kansas
W 65–60
L 63–67
1988 First Round UNLV L 50–54
1989 First Round Seton Hall L 51–60
1990 First Round North Carolina L 70–83
1992 First Round Michigan State L 54–61
1999 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Wisconsin
Tennessee
Duke
W 43–32
W 81–51
L 61–78

NCAA Division II Tournament results[edit]

The Bears have appeared in ten NCAA Division II Tournaments. Their combined record is 23–10.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1958 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Centenary
Regis
South Dakota
W 74–69
W 73–65
L 58–63
1959 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
Abilene Christian
Centenary
Hope
Cal State Los Angeles
Evansville
W 87–67
W 65–62
W 76–74
W 72–59
L 67–83
1966 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Arkansas State
Abilene Christian
W 72–71
L 58–63
1967 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Lincoln (MO)
Valparaiso
Illinois State
Winston-Salem State
W 83–80
W 87–77
W 86–72
W 93–76
L 74–77
1968 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Colorado State-Pueblo
Evansville
W 69–68
L 73–79
1969 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
Saint Olaf
South Dakota State
Montclair State
Ashland
Kentucky Wesleyan
W 75–47
W 87–74
W 92–76
W 58–48
L 71–75
1970 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
South Dakota State
Cornell (IA)
L 71–82
W 76–65
1973 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
South Dakota State
Colorado State-Pueblo
L 74–85
W 76–62
1974 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
North Dakota
Kentucky Wesleyan
Saint Joseph's (IN)
New Orleans
Morgan State
W 71–63
W 89–86
W 80–78
W 68–63
L 52–67
1978 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Columbus State
Lincoln (MO)
W 69–67
L 83–84

NAIA Tournament results[edit]

The Bears have appeared in six NAIA Tournaments. Their combined record is 15–4 and are two time NAIA national champions (1952, 1953).

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1939 First Round East Texas State L 45–68
1943 First Round Murray State L 44–72
1949 First Round
Second Round
Portland
Beloit
W 59–56
L 47–66
1952 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
Chadron State
Indiana State
Morningside
Texas State
Murray State
W 87–66
W 82–64
W 87–74
W 70–67
W 73–64
1953 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
Gonzaga
Stetson
Nebraska Wesleyan
Indiana State
Hamline
W 95–74
W 98–71
W 78–74
W 84–78
W 79–71
1954 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National 3rd Place Game
East Tennessee State
Gustavus Adolphus
Texas State
Western Illinois
Arkansas Tech
W 77–72
W 66–57
W 65–59 OT
L 75–78
W 75–61

NIT results[edit]

The Bears have appeared in nine National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 10–9.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1986 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Pittsburgh
Marquette
Florida
W 59–52
W 83–69
L 53–54
1991 First Round
Second Round
Coppin State
Southern Illinois
W 57–47
L 69–72
1993 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
St. Joseph's
Jackson State
UAB
W 56–34
W 70–52
L 52–61
1997 First Round North Carolina State L 66–77
2000 First Round
Second Round
SMU
Mississippi
W 77–64
L 48–70
2005 First Round
Second Round
Rice
Davidson
W 105–82
L 76–86
2006 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Stanford
Houston
Louisville
W 76–67
W 60–59
L 56–74
2007 First Round San Diego State L 70–74
2011 First Round
Second Round
Murray State
Miami (FL)
W 89–76
L 72–81

CIT results[edit]

The Bears have appeared in two CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournaments (CIT). Their combined record is 4–1 and were the 2010 Champions.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2010 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Middle Tennessee State
Louisiana Tech
Creighton
Pacific
W 87–79
W 69–40
W 67–61
W 78–65
2014 First Round Murray State L 63–66

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