UNI has opened up conference play with a 4-0 record. All 5 starters returned and players know their role to be successful as a team.
Wichita St. is an interesting team, the Shox went on the road and beat a good Missouri St. team.
Indiana State has some familiar faces, Marshall and Printy are contributing along with Iowa transfer guard Jake Kelly.
Missouri St. is an athletic perimeter team, Mallet and Weems are the main factors.
Creighton has talent, Stinnett has underperformed so far, but is a 1st team All MVC caliber player.
Evansville lost Shy Ely, and don't really have a go to guy.
Bradley has good guards in Warren and Roberts. If Egolf can develop his skills, Bradley will be in the upper half of the conference.
Drake is led by Young, its up to his supporting cast to see if they can compete night in and night out.
Southern Illinois has lost their identity has a tough defensive team, it seems like they are lacking in continuity.
Illinois State has the most exciting player in Osiris, and a couple other seniors in Phillips and Odiakosa that know how to play.