2010–11 Missouri State Bears basketball team

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2010–11 Missouri State Bears men's basketball
Missouri State Bears wordmark.png
Missouri Valley Conference Regular Season Champions
NIT, Second Round
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
2010–11 record 26–9 (15–3 The Valley)
Head coach Cuonzo Martin
Assistant coach Jon Harris
Assistant coach Steve Woodberry
Assistant coach Kent Williams
Home arena JQH Arena
Seasons
2010–11 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Missouri State 15 3   .833     26 9   .743
Wichita State 14 4   .778     29 8   .784
Indiana State 12 6   .667     20 14   .588
Northern Iowa 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Creighton 10 8   .556     23 16   .590
Evansville 9 9   .500     16 16   .500
Drake 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Southern Illinois 5 13   .278     13 19   .406
Illinois State 4 14   .222     12 19   .387
Bradley 4 14   .222     12 20   .375
2011 MVC Tournament winner
As of April 1, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 Missouri State Bears basketball team represented Missouri State University during the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bears, led by third year head coach Cuonzo Martin, played their home games at JQH Arena and are members of the Missouri Valley Conference. They finished the season 26–9, 15–3 in Missouri Valley play to win the regular season conference championship. They lost in the championship game of the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. As a regular season conference champion who failed to win their conference tournament, they received an automatic bid in the 2011 National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Murray State in the first round before falling in the second round to Miami (FL).

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Keith Pickens Guard/Forward 6–4 187 Sophomore St. Louis, Missouri
2 Nafis Ricks Guard 6–2 189 Senior Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 Aaron Cooper Guard 5–10 167 Freshman Little Rock, Arkansas
10 Adam Leonard Guard 6–1 198 Senior Lee's Summit, Missouri
15 Jermaine Mallett Guard 6–3 217 Senior Jackson, Mississippi
21 Caleb Petterson Center 6–11 260 Junior Ames, Oklahoma
24 Keith Dupont Guard 5–9 166 Sophomore Waynesville, Missouri
30 Nathan Scheer Forward 6–4 191 Freshman Washington, Missouri
31 Nick Valla Guard 6–2 186 Freshman Chicago, Illinois
33 Corey Copeland Guard 6–4 173 Freshman Fort Smith, Arkansas
34 Kyle Weems Forward 6–6 232 Junior Topeka, Kansas
44 Will Creekmore Forward/Center 6–9 248 Senior Tulsa, Oklahoma
50 Isaiah Rhine Center 6–10 241 Junior Versailles, Missouri

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
10/31/10*
1:00 PM
Upper Iowa W 73–46 
JQH Arena (4,466)
Springfield, MO
11/6/10*
4:00 PM
Arkansas–Fort Smith W 86–61 
JQH Arena (4,535)
Springfield, MO
Regular Season
11/12/10*
8:35 PM
Oral Roberts W 78–61  1–0
JQH Arena (7,010)
Springfield, MO
11/16/10*
6:00 PM
vs. Arkansas State
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 80–71  2–0
Thompson–Boling Arena (NA)
Knoxville, TN
11/17/10*
6:00 PM, Ozarks CW
at No. 23 Tennessee
NIT Season Tip-Off
L 56–60  2–1
Thompson–Boling Arena (16,001)
Knoxville, TN
11/19/10*
7:00 PM, KY3
at Tulsa L 50–62  2–2
Reynolds Center (5,268)
Tulsa, OK
11/22/10*
7:00 PM
Pepperdine
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 80–60  3–2
JQH Arena (5,524)
Springfield, MO
11/23/10*
7:00 PM
Pacific
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 60–49  4–2
JQH Arena (5,092)
Springfield, MO
12/1/10*
7:00 PM
Arkansas–Little Rock W 80–46  5–2
JQH Arena (6,932)
Springfield, MO
12/4/10*
7:00 PM
Central Arkansas W 101–61  6–2
JQH Arena (7,008)
Springfield, MO
12/11/10*
7:00 PM, KY3
at Oklahoma State L 70–84  6–3
Gallagher-Iba Arena (10,401)
Stillwater, OK
12/18/10*
7:00 PM
Saint Louis W 81–65  7–3
JQH Arena (7,896)
Springfield, MO
12/22/2010*
7:00 PM
Arkansas State W 77–70  8–3
JQH Arena (6,015)
Springfield, MO
12/29/10
7:00 PM, FS Midwest
at Northern Iowa W 58–57  9–3 (1–0)
McLeod Center (4,890)
Cedar Falls, IA
1/1/11
7:00 PM
Illinois State W 82–71  10–3 (2–0)
JQH Arena (7,612)
Springfield, MO
1/4/11
7:00 PM, FS Midwest
at Creighton W 67–55  11–3 (3–0)
Qwest Center Omaha (14,920)
Omaha, NE
1/7/11
7:00 PM
Evansville W 65–50  12–3 (4–0)
JQH Arena (9,134)
Springfield, MO
1/9/11
7:35 PM, ESPNU
at Wichita State W 59–56  13–3 (5–0)
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
1/12/11
7:00 PM
Southern Illinois W 64–51  14–3 (6–0)
JQH Arena (8,112)
Springfield, MO
1/16/11
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Bradley W 78–67  15–3 (7–0)
Carver Arena (8,551)
Peoria, IL
1/19/11
6:00 PM, Ozarks CW
at Indiana State L 69–70  15–4 (7–1)
Hulman Center (7,230)
Terre Haute, IN
1/22/11
4:00 PM, ESPN2
Creighton W 67–66  16–4 (8–1)
JQH Arena (10,655)
Springfield, MO
1/25/11
7:00 PM, Ozarks CW
at Drake W 73–70  17–4 (9–1)
Knapp Center (4,197)
Des Moines, IA
1/30/11
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Northern Iowa L 59–60  17–5 (9–2)
JQH Arena (9,901)
Springfield, MO
2/2/11
7:00 PM, Ozarks CW
at Evansville L 65–77  17–6 (9–3)
Roberts Municipal Stadium (3,463)
Evansville, IN
2/5/11
2:00 PM
Indiana State W 73–66  18–6 (10–3)
JQH Arena (8,201)
Springfield, MO
2/9/11
7:00 PM, FS Midwest
Bradley W 77–69  19–6 (11–3)
JQH Arena (6,649)
Springfield, MO
2/12/11
7:00 PM, Ozarks CW
at Illinois State W 68–59  20–6 (12–3)
Redbird Arena (5,204)
Normal, IL
2/15/11
7:00 PM
Drake W 60–51  21–6 (13–3)
JQH Arena (7,211)
Springfield, MO
2/19/11*
4:00 PM, ESPN2
at Valparaiso
ESPNU BracketBusters
L 67–80  21–7
Athletics–Recreation Center (5,328)
Valparaiso, IN
2/23/11
7:00 PM, KY3
at Southern Illinois W 76–58  22–7 (14–3)
SIU Arena (3,687)
Carbondale, IL
2/26/11
12:00 PM, ESPN2
Wichita State W 69–64  23–7 (15–3)
JQH Arena (11,077)
Springfield, MO
Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournament
3/4/11
12:05 PM, MVC TV
vs. Southern Illinois
Quarterfinals
W 58–56  24–7
Scottrade Center (10,608)
St. Louis, MO
3/5/11
1:35 PM, MVC TV
vs. Creighton
Semifinals
W 60–50  25–7
Scottrade Center (13,533)
St. Louis, MO
3/6/11
1:05 PM, CBS
vs. Indiana State
Championship Game
L 56–60  25–8
Scottrade Center (10,171)
St. Louis, MO
2011 NIT
3/15/11*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Murray State
First Round
W 89–76  26–8
JQH Arena (5,089)
Springfield, MO
3/21/11*
6:00 PM, ESPN
at Miami (FL)
Second Round
L 72–81  26–9
BankUnited Center (1,623)
Coral Gables, FL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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