Missouri State vs Evansville

Evansville 72, Missouri St. 64


ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kenny Harris scored 20 points and Colt Ryan finished with 19 to help Evansville defeat Missouri State 72-64 Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

The third-seeded Purple Aces (16-14) will meet No. 25 Creighton in the semifinals on Saturday. Evansville beat the second-seeded Bluejays at home and pushed them to overtime before losing in Omaha, Neb.

Denver Holmes had 11 points and Troy Taylor had team highs of 13 rebounds and five assists for Evansville.

Kyle Weems led all scorers with 23 points and contributed 10 rebounds for Missouri State (16-16), the No. 6 seed. Caleb Patterson had 11 points and Anthony Downing added 10 for the Bears.

Missouri State finished the season with five straight losses, the last two to the Purple Aces. Evansville won 75-70 in overtime at home on Feb. 25.

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Missouri State Bears
K. Weems, F388-164-5100123
J. Gulley, F222-61-25355
A. Downing, G373-124-613210
M. Bizoukas, G281-21-22343
K. Pickens, G243-30-00146
C. Patterson203-74-510111
N. Scheer110-20-00150
C. Kirk92-20-22014
C. Copeland70-10-00000
I. Rhine40-00-00000
Totals 22-5114-2222112364
Evansville Aces
K. Harris, F356-118-882320
T. Taylor, G381-65-613527
D. Holmes, G373-85-704311
C. Ryan, G336-135-632319
N. Cox, G111-30-00033
L. Jones234-50-23028
R. Sawvell192-40-03024
J. Moore30-00-00000
J. Nelson10-00-00000
Totals 23-5023-2937131872
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-131-532
Illinois St.17-128-733
So. Illinois9-917-16145
N. Iowa9-914-16162
Missouri St.7-1117-16209
Indiana St.5-1311-20233
Other games
Indiana St 48 Final
Wich St 72
PROV 69 Final
ND 75
TNTC 58 Final
Drake 61 Final