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The Mountain West – Missouri Valley Challenge is an in-season NCAA college basketball series, matching up teams from the Mountain West Conference and the Missouri Valley Conference. The series is set to begin in November 2009, and will feature all nine of the MWC teams against nine of the ten MVC teams.[1]

The two conferences have agreed to a four year deal, extending the challenge through at least 2012.[2]

The MVC-MWC Challenge Series will occur from late November through December. The games will be hosted by each of the schools. Nine games will be played, leaving one team from the 10-team Missouri Valley Conference without an opponent.

Team records[]

Mountain West Conference (0–1)[]

Institution Wins Loss
Air Force Falcons 0 1
BYU Cougars 1 0
Colorado State Rams 0 1
New Mexico Lobos 1 0
San Diego State Aztecs 1 0
TCU Horned Frogs 0 1
UNLV Rebels 1 0
Utah Utes 0 1
Wyoming Cowboys 0 1
Overall 4 5

Missouri Valley Conference (1–0)[]

Institution Wins Loss
Bradley Braves 0 1
Creighton Bluejays 0 1
Drake Bulldogs 0 1
Evansville Purple Aces 0 0
Illinois State Redbirds 1 0
Indiana State Sycamores 1 0
Missouri State Bears 1 0
Northern Iowa Panthers 1 0
Southern Illinois Salukis 0 1
Wichita State Shockers 1 0
Overall 5 4



Date MVC Team MWC Team Score Location MVC MWC
Nov. 13 Bradley BYU 70–60 Provo, UT X
Nov. 20 Indiana State Colorado State 65–60 Terre Haute, IN X
Nov. 21 Southern Illinois UNLV 78–69 Las Vegas, NV X
Dec. 5 Missouri State Air Force 58–48 Springfield, MO X
Dec. 12 Wichita State TCU 80–68 Wichita, KS X
Dec. 19 Creighton New Mexico 66–61 Albuquerque, NM X
Dec. 19 Illinois State Utah 73–63 Salt Lake City, UT X
Dec. 22 Drake San Diego State 76–73 OT Des Moines, IA X
Dec. 23 Northern Iowa Wyoming 72–54 Cedar Falls, IA X

Notes: Evansville, by virtue of finishing the 2007–08 MVC regular season in 10th place, will be the Valley school that does not participate in the 2009 Challenge Series.


Date MVC Team MWC Team Score Location MVC MWC
Dec. 1 Creighton BYU Omaha, NE
Dec. 1 Drake Colorado State Fort Collins, CO
Dec. 1 Southern Illinois New Mexico Carbondale, IL
Dec. 1 Illinois State UNLV Normal, IL
Dec. 4 Indiana State Wyoming Laramie, WY
Dec. 4 Northern Iowa TCU Fort Worth, TX
Dec. 4 Bradley Utah Peoria, IL
Dec. 4 Wichita State San Diego State San Diego, CA
Dec. 5 Evansville Air Force Colorado Springs, CO