Dwayne Wade is down and out with a shoulder injury, which means that the Miami Heat’s go-to guy become Shaquille O’Neal. Although the Heat are the NBA Champions, they have struggled to get back to the playoffs this year. O’Neal was out earlier in the season, which put a strain on the team. Wade going out translates into even greater stress. Why? It has to do with two things– O’Neal himself and the situation in the NBA East. Continue reading “Can Miami Stand the Heat?”

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Our favorite basketball conferences postseason tournament gets underway today, the MVC tournament championship. In recent years the Missouri Valley Conference has started to achieve some notoriety from the media and general public, but most fans still don’t grasp the brand of basketball the Valley offers. If you are a true basketball fan try to catch a few of these games on TV this week. If you are a purist watching some of the sick offensive sets these teams run, how tough they defend, and the brilliant coaching styles, all are a work of art.

To see the full schedule check out the Maddux Sports 2007 MVC tournament bracket or for more info on the tourney check out the missouri valley tournament page from Maddux Sports.

The first 2 games of the tournament will pit the #9 seed Drake Bulldogs against the #8 seeded Evansville Purple Aces. Both are senior laden teams with capabilities of putting a run together in the tournament. The late game sees #10 seed Indiana State Sycamores take on the #6 seed Illinois State Redbirds. Indiana State is a young team that may have ran out of gas, where as the IL State team is playing respectable basketball and relies heavily on juco transfers.

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