Tahlequah Daily Press

February 7, 2014

Inside the MIAA

A weekly look inside basketball in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

By BEN JOHNSON
Sports Editor

— Basketball standings

Team    Conf. Ovr

Men    W-L    W-L

NW Missouri St.    12-1    17-5

Mo. Southern    9-3    15-4

Fort Hays St.    9-4    18-4

Central Mo.    9-3    17-4

Washburn    8-5    15-5

Emporia State    7-6    14-9

Central Okla.    6-6    12-7

Northeastern St. 6-6    11-8

Neb. Kearney    6-7    10-10

SW Baptist    4-8    11-10

Lindenwood    4-8    9-13

Mo. Western    4-9    9-12

Pittsburg St.    3-9    7-12

Lincoln    0-12    2-18



Team    Conf. Ovr

Women    W-L    W-L

Emporia St.    11-2    20-2

Central Mo.    10-2    16-3

Pittsburg St.    9-3    16-6

Fort Hays St.    9-4    16-4

Mo. Southern    8-4    14-5

Washburn    8-5    13-7

Northeastern St.  6-6    9-10

Central Okla.    5-7    10-9

Lindenwood    5-7    10-9

NW Missouri St.    5-8    8-12

SW Baptist    4-8    9-10

Mo. Western    4-9    9-11

Neb. Kearney    3-10    7-13

Lincoln    0-12    3-16



Scores/schedule

Men

Jan. 26

Emporia State 92, Central Oklahoma 80

Jan. 29

Pittsburg St. 73, Northeastern St. 63

Mo. Western 99, Lincoln 71

Jan. 30

Mo. Southern 96, SW Baptist 94

Fort Hays St. 99, Emporia St. 92

NW Missouri St. 63, Lindenwood 61

Neb. Kearney 88, Washburn 73

Feb. 1

Central Okla. 74, Pitt St. 73

Central Mo. 75, Mo. Southern 62

NW Missouri St. 92, Lincoln 59

Neb. Kearney 66, Emporia St. 65

Fort Hays State 87, Washburn 85

Lindenwood 66, Mo. Western 64

Feb. 4

SW Baptist 89, Pitt St. 74

Feb. 5

Neb. Kearney 90, Fort Hays St. 83

NW Missouri St. 92, Mo. Western 64

Washburn 79, Emporia St. 74



Women

Jan. 26

Emporia St. 73, Central Okla. 50

Jan. 29

Pitt St. 68, Northeastern St. 53

Mo. Western 42, Lincoln 28

Jan. 30

NW Missouri St. 70, Lindenwood 59

Washburn 82, Neb. Kearney 70

Fort Hays St. 72, Emporia St. 57

SW Baptist 83, Mo. Southern 78

Feb. 1

Central Mo. 70, Mo. Southern 61

NW Missouri St. 55, Lincoln 47

Pitt St. 69, Central Okla. 66

Fort Hays State 69, Washburn 62

Emporia St. 84, Neb. Kearney 75

Mo. Western 65, Lindenwood 62

Feb. 4

Pitt St. 73, SW Baptist 58

Fort Hays St. 85, Neb. Kearney 67





This week

Tuesday

SW Baptist at Pitt State

Wednesday

Emporia St. at Washburn

Mo. Western at NW Missouri St.

Fort Hays State at Neb. Kearney

Thursday

SW Baptist at Central Mo.

Central Okla. at Northeastern St.

Lindenwood at Lincoln

Saturday

Mo. Western at Lindenwood

Central Mo. at Mo. Southern

Central Okla. at Pitt St.

NW Missouri St. at Lincoln

Fort Hays State at Emporia St.

Neb. Kearney at Washburn





Men

Ahead of the pack

Northwest Missouri State: After a near slip-up at Lindenwood last week, the Bearcats rallied to pulverize Lincoln to end the week. Northwest Missouri State has now won eight straight games, dating back to early January when it lost at home to Central Oklahoma.



Up and coming

Fort Hays State: The Tigers are charging hard at Northwest Missouri State with 10 straight wins, including victories over Emporia State (in double overtime) and Washburn (in single overtime) last week. Fort Hays State are unbeaten in 2014 but still two games back of Northwest Missouri State.



On the skids

Northeastern State: A season that started in the top 25 has slammed on the brakes with four straight losses, including two recent ones on the road at Washburn and Emporia State. The RiverHawks were once a threat in the league and now are in danger of host even hosting a conference tournament game.



Notes

- Another nod for Nicholson: Fort Hays State’s Craig Nicholson was named the league’s Athlete of the Week in men’s basketball for the third time this year by picking up the accolade this week. Nicholson averaged 29.5 points and seven assists in Fort Hays State’s wins over Emporia State and Washburn.





Women

Ahead of the pack

Emporia State: The Hornets are tied with Central Missouri in the standings but won the head-to-head matchup earlier this season, giving them the tiebreaking advantage. Emporia State lost to Fort Hays State last week but bounced back with a win over Nebraska Kearney.



Up and coming

Pittsburg State: Five straight wins has the Gorillas within a game of first place in the standings. Pittsburg State has also won most games comfortably during its winning streak, posting double-digit victories outside of a three-point win against Central Oklahoma.



On the skids

Central Oklahoma: The Bronchos were 5-4 in the league but have lost three straight games since.



Notes

- Jeronimus garners honor: Pittsburg State’s Lizzy Jeronimus, a 5-foot-11 junior forward, was named the women’s Athlete of the Week after two 20-point performances last week against Northeastern State and Central Oklahoma.



Games of the week

Men: Central Missouri at Missouri Southern

The Mules coasted past Missouri Southern on Saturday, but the two teams will do battle again this weekend with both tied at 9-3 and chasing Northwest Missouri State.



Women: Fort Hays State at Emporia State

Fort Hays State dominated Emporia State not even a week ago, and the Hornets will get their shot at redemption this weekend.