Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Picks: Who survives Arch Madness?

The thrill of Arch Madness usually produces a fun underdog to watch in March Madness, so the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament could be well worth watching. Northern Iowa is the favorite, but Loyola Illinois and Bradley are considered potential dark-horses to watch. Here are our picks for who’s surviving the tournament and going dancing. 

Breakdown
Champion Picks: Loyola IL (2), Northern Iowa (1)
Runners Up Picks: Northern Iowa (2), Loyola IL (1)
Most Popular Upset Pick: 2. Loyola IL def. 1. Northern Iowa (2 picks)

Nathaniel’s Bracket
7. Valparaiso def. 10. Evansville
9. Illinois State def. 8. Drake
Quarterfinals
1. Northern Iowa def. 9. Illinois State
2. Loyola IL def. 7. Valparaiso
3. Indiana State def. 6. Missouri State
4. Bradley def. 5. Southern Illinois
Semifinals
1. Northern Iowa def. 4. Bradley
2. Loyola IL def. 3. Indiana State
Championship
2. Loyola IL def. 1. Northern Iowa

Andrew’s Bracket
10. Evansville def. 7. Valparaiso
8. Drake def. 9. Illinois State
Quarterfinals
1. Northern Iowa def. 8. Drake
2. Loyola IL def. 10. Evansville
6. Missouri State def. 3. Indiana State
5. Southern Illinois def. 4. Bradley
Semifinals
1. Northern Iowa def. 5. Southern Illinois
2. Loyola IL def. 6. Missouri State
Championship
2. Loyola IL def. 1. Northern Iowa

Aidan’ Bracket
7. Valparaiso def. 10. Evansville
8. Drake def. 9. Illinois State
Quarterfinals
1. Northern Iowa def. 9. Illinois State
2. Loyola IL def. 7. Valparaiso
3. Indiana State def. 6. Missouri State
4. Bradley def. 5. Southern Illinois
Semifinals
1. Northern Iowa def. 4. Bradley
2. Loyola IL def. 3. Indiana State
Championship
1. Northern Iowa def. 2. Loyola IL

Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Picks

Before there is March Madness, there…is…Arch Madness. The Ohio Valley Conference Tournament simulates the do-or-die nature of the NCAA tournament, as they never produce multiple bids to the NCAA Tournament, so when the tournament kicks off today, it will be for all the marbles. Here is a breakdown of our bracket predictions, along with our full picks.
Breakdown
Champion Picks: Murray State (2), Belmont (1)
Runners Up Picks: Belmont (2), Murray State (1
Most Common Upset: No upset picked more than once

Nathaniel’s Bracket
First Round
8. Morehead State def. 5. Tennessee State
6. Eastern Illinois def. 7. Jacksonville State
Quarterfinals
3. Austin Peay def. 6. Eastern Illinois
4. Eastern Kentucky def. 8. Morehead State
Semifinals
1. Belmont def. 4. Eastern Kentucky
2. Murray State def. 3. Austin Peay
Championship
2. Murray State def. 1. Belmont

Andrew’s Bracket
First Round
5. Tennessee State def. 8. Morehead State
7. Jacksonville State def. 6. Eastern Illinois
Quarterfinals
3. Austin Peay def. 7. Jacksonville State
4. Eastern Kentucky def. 5. Tennessee State
Semifinals
1. Belmont def. 4. Eastern Kentucky
2. Murray State def. 3. Austin Peay
Championship
2. Murray State def. 1. Belmont

Aidan’s Bracket
First Round
5. Tennessee State def. 8. Morehead State
6. Eastern Illinois def. 7. Jacksonville State
Quarterfinals
3. Austin Peay def. 6. Eastern Illinois
4. Eastern Kentucky def. 5. Tennessee State
Semifinals
1. Belmont def. 4. Eastern Kentucky
2. Murray State def. 3. Austin Peay
Championship
1. Belmont def. 2. Murray State