Ahead of the pack
Emporia State: Only one other team in the nation has as many wins (16) as No. 3 Emporia State and that’s Gannon at No. 2. With an 11-0 mark at home this season, the Hornets are getting to venture out on the road for four of their next five games.
Up and coming
Missouri Southern: While wins against Lindenwood and Lincoln may not be attention-grabbers, the Lions are proving that they’re hard to beat at home. Missouri Southern is 9-0 at home.
On the skids
Lindenwood: At one point, the Lions were 3-1 in league play. Now, Lindenwood sits at 3-5 in the MIAA while starting up at eight teams in the conference standings.
- Lehman lands accolade: Eighteen- and 19-point efforts against Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State landed Fort Hays State’s Kate Lehman the honor of the MIAA’s women’s basketball Athlete of the Week. Lehman blocked at least three shots in both games and grabbed 12 rebounds at Central Oklahoma.
Games of the week
Men: Mo. Southern at NW Missouri State
Either the Northwest Missouri State strengthens its stronghold on the conference, or Missouri Southern takes over atop the standings while making it a wide-open race for the regular-season crown.
Women: Fort Hays State at Pitt State
Games like this could decide who gets first-round byes in the postseason conference tournament.