ST. LOUIS (AP) — First-year Drake coach Darian DeVries has been named the Missouri Valley Conference coach of the year.
The league announced on Thursday that DeVries beat out Dana Ford of...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State has hired Illinois State assistant Brian "Penny" Collins as its men's basketball coach.
The 34-year-old Collins was formally introduced at a Monday news conference. Collins replaces Dana Ford, who left for Missouri State after going 57-65 in four seasons.
Missouri State hires Ford away from Tennessee State
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State has hired Tennessee State basketball coach Dana Ford.
Tennessee State athletic director Teresa Phillips announced in a university release that Ford has accepted the Missouri State job. Missouri State will introduce Ford at a Thursday news conference.
Ford replaces Paul Lusk, who was fired after going 105-121 in seven seasons. Missouri State went 18-15 overall and 7-11 in the Missouri Valley Conference this season.
Spencer comes in in 2nd half to spark Tennessee State 70-56
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delano Spencer, who missed the first half after an allergic reaction during pregame, scored his 11 points, including three 3-pointers, in the second half when Tennessee State pulled away from Austin Peay 70-56 on Thursday night.
Kamar McKnight scored 13 points, Darreon Riddick had three treys and 12 points and Armani Chaney added 10 points for Tennessee State (8-10, 3-4 Ohio Valley), which shot 50 percent.
Vick leads No. 4 Kansas to 92-56 win over Tennessee State
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Tennessee State coach Dana Ford forked over the cash to watch the online feed of Kansas playing in Italy last summer, and $40 for the pay-per-view of the Jayhawks' exhibition game against Missouri.
It was an investment made in scouting the Tigers' first opponent of the season.
"Wasted a lot of money," Ford said with a wry smile.