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Morning Sports Report - November 18, 2013

Missouri State will keep Terry Allen as it's football coach for at least one more season. And the Hogs are 3-and-0 and are off to Hawaii for the Maui classic.
Missouri State will keep Terry Allen as it's football coach for at least one more season.
Bears athletics director Kyle Moats made that decision 24 hours after the team lost its final game to Northern Iowa.
The 17-10 defeat snapped a four game Bears winning streak.
Allen had hoped that a win Saturday would have resulted in an at large bid to the playoffs.
Missouri State was 5-and-7, but 5-and-3 in the Valley conference.
 Moats was out of town today but gave us this comment:
"Coach Allen and the team continued to make the necessary strides this year.  We want to give our coaches and player an opportunity to carry the momentum from a 5-3 conference season forward and build from that." 

Allen says he's happy to be back next year. "We couldn't be any more excited.  And the thing that excites me the most is that we have good young men in our program.  And it's a pleasure and honor to coach them.  They showed up.  The biggest thing throughout this whole thing was that if those players didn't want to play for me.  Or if they didn't want to play for their assistant coaches when we were 1-and-6 they would have packed it in.  We beat ourselves on Saturday.  They're one of the top two teams in our conference.  We only have ourselves to blame for not being in the playoffs.  We're a team that beat ourselves in a couple of games that would have been a difference maker."

Here are some facts and figures about the Terry Allen era at Missouri State.
He's 33-and-56 in eight seasons.
This year it was 5-7 overall but 5-3 in conference, his best Valley mark at Missouri State.
He's had two winning campaigns and has one year left and made $108,000 this season.

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Mike Anderson's Arkansas Razorbacks in action Monday night at The Bud.
The 2-and-0 Razorbacks hosting veteran coach Larry Brown and his SMU Mustangs.
SMU also 2-and-0.
This is the 153rd meeting between these two old Southwest conference rivals.
And the Razorbacks attacked from the outside early and often, Anthlon Bell with the three to get it going, 3-nothing Arkansas.
Then Fred Gulley III with a three, 6-nothing.
SMU attacking the rack, but Michael Qualls is there for the rejection.
The Hogs defense chips in, Kikko Haydar with the steal, he takes it down the floor, the layup doesn't go, but Rashad Madden is there for the tip in; 25-17 Razorbacks.
Then more perimeter work, Qualls with three of his 17 points on the night, 36-22.
Arkansas goes onto win 89-78, the Hogs are 3-and-0 and are off to Hawaii for the Maui classic.
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