The Missouri State University Bears basketball team is one of the most successful programs in Missouri, and has been on a steady rise though the ranks of college basketball. In the early years of the program, the Bears were one of the most feared teams in the NAIA level, making the NAIA tournament 6 times and winning back to back NAIA national championships in 1952 and 1953. The Bears joined the NCAA at the Division II level in the late 1950’s and immediately started winning. Missouri State appeared in 10 Division II NCAA tournaments from 1958-1978. The team made a habit of winning tournament games and advanced to the NCAA division II national championship game 4 times in that span. MSU moved into Division I in the 1982-1983 season. Since then, the Bears have won 5 conference regular season championships spanning 2 conferences. MSU has qualified for the NCAA tournament a number of times, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen in 1999. Missouri State has also made frequent trips to the NIT and CIT postseason tournaments, and won the CIT in 2010. The Bears play in the Missouri Valley Conference, against some of the regions toughest programs. The school in Springfield has had consistent success since the 1950’s and has created a large and passionate following. The JQH Arena is one of the premier college basketball venues in the State, and is home to one of the best game day atmospheres in the Missouri Valley Conference. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Missouri State Bears basketball tickets.
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Missouri State Bears Basketball at JQH Arena Address: 685 South John Q. Hammons PKWY Springfield, Missouri, 65897
The Missouri State University Bears basketball team plays their home games at JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri. JQH Arena has been home to the Bears since 2008 and can seat over 11,000 fans. Often known as “The Q,” JQH Arena is one of the largest basketball venues in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Arena is named after John Q. Hammons, a Missouri State Alumni who was influential in the creation of the venue. JQH Arena replaced the Hammons Student Center, which had been the home of the Bears for over 30 years. The opening of JQH Arena has started a new chapter of Bears Basketball and has been a great source of pride for the program. It is one of the premier venues in both Missouri and the MVC. Bears fans have clocked to the new venue and game days are always packed and full of tons of maroon and white passion.
Missouri State vs. Southeast Missouri State
The Bears and Redhawks have played each other over 140 times, the most versus any single opponent for both programs. The series dates back to 1911 and has been tightly contested, with the Bears etching out a hard-fought advantage after a century of play. This matchup is one of the highlights of the non-conference schedule and has a huge outcome in Missouri recruiting. With so much history and tons of inner-state bragging rights on the line, this series is known for being contentious and for producing great games.
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How can I buy cheap Missouri State Bears tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Missouri State Bears basketball tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Missouri State tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee MVC opponents like Wichita State, Loyola, and Indiana State can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase Missouri State tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Missouri State Bears basketball schedule?
The Bears 2016-2017 basketball schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the MVC. Missouri State plays in the Missouri Valley Conference, which means games against Bradley, Drake, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana State, Loyola, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, and Wichita State. Game times are announced by the MVC as soon as the TV schedule is set. Missouri State’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with Southeast Missouri State in the Missouri State-Southeast Missouri State Rivalry. If you are looking for Bears news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Missouri State Bears team roster.
Can I buy Missouri State Bears basketball season tickets?
Missouri State Bears season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Missouri State basketball season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at JQH Arena.
What is the best Missouri State rivalry game during the season?
Although the Bears have a number of great rivals in the MVC, the game with Southeast Missouri is simply special. The history between the two programs dates back a century and have continued to play as both have moved up the ranks of college basketball. There are few games in the country that have been played as many times as this one and the desire to win in this rivalry runs deep for both the Bears and the Redhawks. Despite not being an annual event, this is still one of the best games in Missouri and a must attend whenever it is on the Bear schedule.
What is the best game day tradition at a Bears home game?
After major wins against top programs, or for MVC championships, the students at JQH Arena are known to storm the court, turning the entire floor into a celebration. Fans, students, players, and coaches all stand on the hardwood with hands in the air and celebrate the accomplishment. This is one of the most unique and intimate traditions in college basketball and is filled with excitement and energy. Being present at one of these celebrations is a once in a lifetime experience and is something that is on the list of every Bears basketball fan.