The Missouri Valley Vikings trailed for the majority of the first half versus Kansas Wesleyan University Saturday, however at halftime the Vikings had battled back to a 35-35 tie. The largest lead of the first half for MVC was a three-point lead with just over two minutes left in the half, five three pointers helped MVC keep pace.
The Vikings would trail early in the second half but MVC went on a 23-8 tear for nearly ten minutes and went on to a 74-67 victory.
The Vikings are now 3-7, while Kansas Wesleyan falls to 2-5. The Vikings will host Culver-Stockton College in the opener of the Heart of America Athletic Conference at the Burns Athletic Complex. It will be a double-header with the women’s contest tipping off at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — SMU edged Missouri State 62-61 yesterday in the third-place game of the Hoops for Hope Classic. Nick Russell scored 25 points and Jalen Jones added 17 for the Mustangs. Anthony Downing had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Bears.
(Kansas City, MO) — Peyton Manning threw for 285 yards, two touchdowns and an interception as the Broncos defeated the Chiefs, 17-9. Brady Quinn tossed for 126 yards and a pick for Kansas City, which dropped to 1-and-10. Jamaal Charles rushed for 107 yards on 23 carries in defeat. The Chiefs host Carolina on Sunday.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Janoris Jenkins became the first player in Rams history to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game yesterday as St. Louis topped the Arizona Cardinals 31-17. Rams quarterback Sam Bradford added a pair of scoring passes. Arizona rookie Ryan Lindley was picked off four times in his first NFL start.