The Missouri State Bears have been to the NCAA Tournament six times in their school history. The most recent however was in 1999. Can the Bears get back to the Big Dance in 2016? Come to the JQH Arena this season and see. In 1999, the Bears made it to the Sweet Sixteen with wins over Wisconsin and Tennessee before falling to Duke.. That has been their best season so far.
The Bears have played in the NIT nine times is school history. They have gone as far as the quarterfinals on three occasions. The Bears have also been to the CIT twice, winning the championship in 2010.
Missouri State plays in the JQH Arena which opened in 2008 and seats 11,000 fans for their home games. JQH gets high marks for the fans and the atmosphere they create. As you might expect, the seats are comfortable in this nearly brand new arena and the concessions are very good as well. You will enjoy items such as hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and more as you take in a great college basketball game. The atmosphere and school spirit from the students at Missouri State in Springfield, MO provide an energetic mood when attending a game.
Missouri State play in the Bradley, Drake, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana State, Loyola Chicago, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois and Wichita State. These teams will be trying to win the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. But they are also trying to win the regular season championship to ensure at least a bid to the NIT which means the action at JQH Arena will be intense all season long.
A game at JQH Arena allows fans to experience a great basketball atmosphere. Make sure to come out and watch the Missouri State Bears play this year! Check out Rukkus for the best deals to tickets today!