Tahlequah Daily Press

February 20, 2013

BLOG: Inside the MIAA (week of Feb. 20)

With two weeks left in the regular season, here's where things stand in the Mid-America Intercollegeiate Athletics Association.

Sports Editor

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Men's standings

        Conf. Ovr.

        W-L    W-L    

Central Missouri    11-4    17-6

Fort Hays State    11-4    17-6

Washburn    9-5    16-6

Central Oklahoma    9-5    11-11

Northeastern State    10-6    17-7

Lindenwood    9-6    16-7

NW Missouri St.    9-6    16-8

Pittsburg State    8-6    15-7

Emporia State    6-8    11-11

Missouri Southern    6-9    11-12

SW Baptist    6-9    8-15

Missouri Western    5-9    9-13

Truman        5-9    8-14

Neb. Kearney    3-1    6-16

Lincoln        2-12    3-21

Women's standings

        Conf.    Ovr.

        W-L    W-L

Washburn    13-1    19-3

Central Missouri    13-2    21-2

Emporia State    11-3    16-6

Northeastern State    12-4    17-7

Truman        10-4    17-5

Fort Hays State    10-5    18-5

Pittsburg State    9-5    15-7

Missouri Western    6-8    13-9

Missouri Southern    5-10    11-12

NW Missouri St.    5-10    11-12

SW Baptist    5-10    10-13

Lincoln        4-10    9-13

Neb. Kearney    3-11    6-15

Central Oklahoma    2-12    9-13

Lindenwood    1-14    4-19

MIAA scores and schedule

(Weeknight games: women start at 5:30 p.m., men at 7:30; Saturday games: women at 1:30 p.m., men at 3:30, unless noted otherwise)

Wednesday (Feb. 13)


Northeastern St. 77, Mo. Southern 73

Washburn 56, Mo. Western 52

Central Okla. 83, Emporia State 69

Central Mo. 87, Lindenwood 72

Fort Hays State 64, NW Missouri St. 60


Northeastern St. 56, Mo. Southern 48

Central Missouri 58, Lindenwood 44

Emporia State 73, Central Okla. 60

Washburn 60, Mo. Western 45

Fort Hays State 54, NW Missouri St. 53

Thursday (Feb. 14)


Truman 72, SW Baptist 60


Truman 78, SW Baptist 68

Saturday (Feb. 16)


Pitt State 89, Northeastern St. 59

Central Missouri 93, Lincoln 61

NW Missouri St. 63, Washburn 61

Fort Hays State 82, Neb. Kearney 70

Emporia State 69, Mo. Southern 66


Pitt State 78, Northeastern St. 60

SW Baptist 68, Lindenwood 62

Central Mo. 77, Lincoln 62

Washburn 61, NW Missouri St. 54

Fort Hays State 62, Neb. Kearney 50

Emporia State 62, Mo Southern 55

Tuesday (Feb. 19)


Lincoln at SW Baptist


Lincoln at SW Baptist

Wednesday (Feb. 20)

Pittsburg State at Emporia State

Mo. Western at NW Missouri St.

Thursday (Feb. 21)

Central Okla. at Mo. Southern

Neb. Kearney at Washburn

Lindenwood at Truman

Saturday (Feb. 23)

Truman at Lincoln

Pittsburg State at Central Okla.

Neb. Kearney at Mo. Western

Fort Hays State at Washburn, 5/7 p.m.

Northeastern State at Emporia State, 5:30/7:30 p.m.

Central Mo. at SW Baptist, 5:30/7:30 p.m.

* Standings and schedule were finished prior to completion of games between SW Baptist and Lincoln


Ahead of the pack

Fort Hays State and Central Missouri: Both clubs stand at 11-4 in league play. Fort Hays State, which has won its last seven games, closes out the regular season with two games at home (Missouri Western, Lincoln) and one on the road (Washburn). Central Missouri has road games at Southwest Baptist and Washburn with a home game against Truman State sandwiched in between.

Up and coming

Central Oklahoma: Winners of their last four games, the Bronchos have climbed the league standings and are currently in a tie for third with Washburn.

On the skids

Lincoln: It’s been a dreadful season for the Blue Tigers, and losing every game since Jan. 16 adds insult to injury.


Brunson nabs honor: A career-high 35 points against Nebraska Kearney and an average of 22.5 points and 6.5 rebounds throughout the week helped Fort Hays State’s Dwayne Brunson land MIAA Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week honors. Brunson, a 6-foot-7 junior forward, is Fort Hays State’s leading scorer with 15.7 points per game.

MIAA Women

Ahead of the pack

Washburn: Owning a half-game lead on Central Missouri in the standings, Washburn has won eight straight games and sports a 13-1 mark in league play. The Lady Blues have three home games (Neb. Kearney, Fort Hays State, Central Missouri) and a road tilt (Emporia State) left on the schedule.

Up and coming

Emporia State: The Hornets are playing catch-up behind Washburn and Central Missouri, but nine straight wins have certainly kept them in the race. Emporia State, which is 9-0 at home, has four games left, with three at home against Pittsburg State, Northeastern State and Washburn.

On the skids

Northwest Missouri State: The Bearcats, once 5-5 and in the middle of the pack in the league, are now 5-10 after five straight setbacks.


Lewis lands accolade: Central Missouri’s BreAnna Lewis was named the MIAA Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week for her performances last week. The 5-foot-7 junior guard averaged drained 11 3-pointers in the Jennies’ two wins over Lindenwood and Lincoln.

Jockeying for position: With only two weeks left in the regular season, the standings are as uncertain as ever. Seven teams could are battling for the four first-round byes in the MIAA Tournament, and Washburn, Central Missouri and Emporia State are competing for the top spot.

Games of the week

Men: Fort Hays State at Washburn, Thursday

Could be Fort Hays last significant challenge of the regular season.

Women: Fort Hays State at Washburn, Thursday

Fort Hays State could help out every other team and try and bring Washburn back to the pack with less than a handful of games left in the regular season.