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Game Changers: Charlie Spoonhour

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Missouri State University mens basketball and Charlie Spoonhour go hand-in-hand. During his nine-season tenure, beginning in 1983, Spoonhour led MSU to its first NCAA tournament berth and notched the most single-season wins in school history at 28  both in 1987. Spoonhour produced seven 20-win teams on his way to mounting a 197-81 record, and his teams netted the best record in the nation among new Division I schools for the decade of the 1980s. Spoonhour took over the Bears in MSU’s second Division I season, and his efforts built the school’s reputation on a national level. In 1992, before Spoonhour left to coach at Saint Louis University and later UNLV, the Bears captured the school’s only men’s Missouri Valley Conference tourney championship.

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