Wichita St, Northern Iowa set for MVC showdown

Wichita State's Tekele Cotton dunks the ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Drake, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Wichita, Kan. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Jaime Green) LOCAL TV OUT; MAGAZINES OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wichita State’s unbeaten romp through the Missouri Valley Conference has brought both notoriety and scrutiny to the league.

Missouri AD Mike Alden stepping down

Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, left, laughs with University of Missouri chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, right, during a press conference announcing the resignation of Alden, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Columbia, Mo. Alden plans to leave in August but will remain at Mizzou as an instructor in its College of Education and an administrator in a new global service-learning program.(AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — At times overcome by rare displays of emotion, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden said Friday he has reached “the perfect time” to step down after 17 years.

Harrison twins lead Kentucky to 69-53 win over Mizzou

Kentucky coach John Calipari, right, discusses the play of Devin Booker, left, as Booker is taken out of the game during the first half of an NCAA college basketball matchup against Missouri on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The way his team rolled over Missouri when they met a couple weeks ago, Kentucky coach John Calipari anticipated the Tigers throwing a few haymakers in the rematch.

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