Men's basketball hosts Mo. Valley, Thur., 7:30pm

Men’s Basketball

#17 Evangel Crusaders (17-5, 10-2) vs. Missouri Valley Vikings (9-15, 4-8)

Game #23 / HAAC Game # 13 – Thur., Feb. 7, 2013

7:30 p.m. – Springfield, Mo. – Ashcroft Center (1,200)


Evangel Broadcast Coverage:

Radio- ESPN 1400 AM

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Cable TV (delayed): ECTV (Mediacom Ch. 84)

Crusaders try to hold onto first place: Evangel hosts Missouri Valley Thursday night at the Ashcroft Center trying to hold onto first place in the Heart of America conference.

The Crusaders are 17-5 and with a 10-2 league record have a one game lead over MidAmerica Nazarene and Culver-Stockton in the league standings. Evangel has won four straight games and nine of their last 10 games.

Missouri Valley enters the game having lost three straight. That streak preceded a three game winning streak and four wins in their last five games. The Vikings are 9-15, 4-8 in the league and in seventh place in the conference.

The Vikings are led by Nixa product Jordan Epps. The freshman leads the HAAC in scoring averaging 19.3 points per game.

Evangel won the earlier meeting 88-61 in Marshall on Jan. 3 and lead the all-time series 57-24. The Crusaders won both meetings last year.

Head Coaches:

Evangel: Steve Jenkins (31st year, 579-401)

Missouri Valley: Chad Lance (8th year, 143-152)


Last Game:

Evangel: won at Baker 76-69 (Sat.)

Missouri Valley: lost at Benedictine 75-54 (Sat.)

All-Time Series: Evangel 57-24

Previous Meeting:

Evangel 88 Missouri Valley 61 (Jan. 3 at MVC)


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