Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Picks: Who survives Arch Madness?

The thrill of Arch Madness usually produces a fun underdog to watch in March Madness, so the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament could be well worth watching. Northern Iowa is the favorite, but Loyola Illinois and Bradley are considered potential dark-horses to watch. Here are our picks for who’s surviving the tournament and going dancing. 

Breakdown
Champion Picks: Loyola IL (2), Northern Iowa (1)
Runners Up Picks: Northern Iowa (2), Loyola IL (1)
Most Popular Upset Pick: 2. Loyola IL def. 1. Northern Iowa (2 picks)

Nathaniel’s Bracket
7. Valparaiso def. 10. Evansville
9. Illinois State def. 8. Drake
Quarterfinals
1. Northern Iowa def. 9. Illinois State
2. Loyola IL def. 7. Valparaiso
3. Indiana State def. 6. Missouri State
4. Bradley def. 5. Southern Illinois
Semifinals
1. Northern Iowa def. 4. Bradley
2. Loyola IL def. 3. Indiana State
Championship
2. Loyola IL def. 1. Northern Iowa

Andrew’s Bracket
10. Evansville def. 7. Valparaiso
8. Drake def. 9. Illinois State
Quarterfinals
1. Northern Iowa def. 8. Drake
2. Loyola IL def. 10. Evansville
6. Missouri State def. 3. Indiana State
5. Southern Illinois def. 4. Bradley
Semifinals
1. Northern Iowa def. 5. Southern Illinois
2. Loyola IL def. 6. Missouri State
Championship
2. Loyola IL def. 1. Northern Iowa

Aidan’ Bracket
7. Valparaiso def. 10. Evansville
8. Drake def. 9. Illinois State
Quarterfinals
1. Northern Iowa def. 9. Illinois State
2. Loyola IL def. 7. Valparaiso
3. Indiana State def. 6. Missouri State
4. Bradley def. 5. Southern Illinois
Semifinals
1. Northern Iowa def. 4. Bradley
2. Loyola IL def. 3. Indiana State
Championship
1. Northern Iowa def. 2. Loyola IL

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