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Wichita St Missouri St Basketball

Missouri State Jarred Dixon looks for an opening against Wichita State's defenders during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb 25, 2017, in Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Jason Connel)

The Bears had a bye week after last Sunday's loss at Oral Roberts. Next up is a home game against Wright State before a tough Missouri Valley Conference opener against Loyola-Illinois. Off the court, the Bears took a hit when key recruit Ronnie Bell, a guard from Park Hill High School in Kansas City, backed out of his commitment to pursue major college football offers.