2015 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, popularly referred to as "Arch Madness", was an event held March 5–8, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. It was part of the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season.

2015 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season201415
Teams10
SiteScottrade Center
St. Louis, Missouri
ChampionsNorthern Iowa (4th title)
Winning coachBen Jacobson (3rd title)
MVPSeth Tuttle (Northern Iowa)
TelevisionMVC TV, CBS
2014–15 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#14 Wichita State171 .944  305  .857
#11 Northern Iowa162 .889  314  .886
Illinois State117 .611  2213  .629
Indiana State117 .611  1516  .484
Evansville99 .500  2412  .667
Loyola (IL)810 .444  2413  .649
Drake612 .333  922  .290
Missouri State513 .278  1120  .355
Southern Illinois414 .222  1221  .364
Bradley315 .167  924  .273
2015 MVC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds

Teams were seeded by conference record, with a ties broken by record between the tied teams followed by non-conference strength of schedule, if necessary. The top six seeds received first round byes.

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 Wichita State 17–1 27–3
2 Northern Iowa 16–2 27–3
3 Indiana State 11–7 15–15 2–0 vs. Illinois State
4 Illinois State 11–7 19–11 0–2 vs. Indiana State
5 Evansville 9–9 19–11
6 Loyola 8–10 18–12
7 Drake 6–12 9–21
8 Missouri State 5–13 11–19
9 Southern Illinois 4–14 11–20
10 Bradley 3–15 8–23

Schedule

Game Time* Matchup# Television
First round – Thursday, March 5
1 6:05 pm #9 Southern Illinois 55, #8 Missouri State 48 MVC TV
2 8:35 pm #10 Bradley 52, #7 Drake 50 (OT) MVC TV
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 6
3 12:05 pm #1 Wichita State 56, #9 Southern Illinois 45 MVC TV
4 2:35 pm #4 Illinois State 71, #5 Evansville 67 MVC TV
5 6:05 pm #2 Northern Iowa 71, #10 Bradley 46 MVC TV
6 8:35 pm #6 Loyola (IL) 81, #3 Indiana State 53 MVC TV
Semifinals – Saturday, March 7
7 1:35 pm #4 Illinois State 65, #1 Wichita State 62 MVC TV
8 4:05 pm #2 Northern Iowa 63, #6 Loyola (IL) 49 MVC TV
Championship – Sunday, March 8
10 1:05 pm #4 Illinois State 60, #2 Northern Iowa 69 CBS
*Game times in CT. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Tournament bracket

  First round
Thursday, March 5
MVC TV
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 6
MVC TV
Semifinals
Saturday, March 7
MVC TV
Championship
Sunday, March 8
CBS
                                     
       
  1 Wichita State 56  
    9 Southern Illinois 45  
8 Missouri State 48
9 Southern Illinois 55  
  1 Wichita State 62  
  4 Illinois State 65  
       
       
  4 Illinois State 71
    5 Evansville 67  
     
       
  4 Illinois State 60
  2 Northern Iowa 69
       
       
  2 Northern Iowa 71
    10 Bradley 46  
7 Drake 50
10 Bradley 52*  
  2 Northern Iowa 63
  6 Loyola Chicago 49  
       
       
  3 Indiana State 53
    6 Loyola Chicago 81  
     

* denotes overtime period

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