#18 Evangel Crusaders (9-4, 2-1) at Missouri Valley Vikings (5-9, 0-2)
Game #14 / HAAC Game # 4 – Thur., Jan., 3, 2013
7:30 p.m. – Marshall, Mo. – Redford Gym
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Crusaders back in HAAC play at Mo. Valley: Fresh from beating the #1 ranked team in the NAIA, the Crusaders return to conference play with a game at Missouri Valley Thursday.
Evangel beat top ranked Oklahoma Baptist 79-66 on Saturday improving to 9-4 while giving the Bison their second loss of the season. The Crusaders are 2-1 in the HAAC with conference wins over Baker and at Benedictine. Evangel opened the league with a home loss to Central Methodist. The Crusaders are tied for 3rd place in the conference with Culver-Stockton and MidAmerica Nazarene tied for first with 3-0 league records. Evangel is ranked 18th in the latest NAIA-I national poll.
Missouri Valley has not played since a Dec. 10 win, 62-60 at Hannibal-LaGrange. The Vikings are 5-9 overall and 0-2 in the conference with league losses to Culver-Stockton and Baker.
The Crusaders are 56-24 all-time against Missouri Valley and swept the season series 2-0 against the Vikings last season.
Evangel: Steve Jenkins (31st year, 571-400)
Missouri Valley: Chad Lance (8th year, 139-146)
Evangel: won vs. #1 Oklahoma Baptist 79-66 (Sat.)
Missouri Valley: won at Hannibal-LaGrange 62-60 (Dec. 10)
All-Time Series: Evangel 56-24
2011-12 Series: Evangel 2-0
Evangel 74 Mo. Valley 60 (Jan. 5 at EU)
Evangel 83 Mo. Valley 58 (Feb. 9 at MVC)