Missouri State vs Wichita State

Wichita St. 69, Missouri St. 59


ST. LOUIS (AP) - Carl Hall had 18 points and 12 rebounds as Wichita State defeated Missouri State 69-59 Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

Ron Baker added 15 points for the second-seeded Shockers (25-7), who will face sixth-seeded Illinois State in Saturday's semifinals.

Marcus Marshall led seventh-seeded Missouri State (11-22) with 25 points and broke the school freshman scoring record with 368 this season. Blake Ahearn (2003-04) had held the mark.

Anthony Downing added 12 points and Keith Pickens had 11 for the Bears.

Wichita State dominated the game inside, outscoring the Bears 36-18 in the paint and outrebounding them 43-24. But the Shockers didn't pull away for good until scoring eight straight points to take a 54-46 lead with 5:45 remaining. Missouri State never got closer than six points the rest of the way.

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Missouri State Bears
K. Pickens, F404-73-552111
C. Kirk, F362-40-05044
M. Marshall, G394-1113-1632325
A. Downing, G333-116-641412
N. Scheer, G290-51-21051
G. Thurman193-50-03016
D. Wilson20-00-00020
T. Aromona10-00-00000
M. Simpson10-00-00000
Totals 16-4323-292452059
Wichita State Shockers
C. Hall, F316-116-11120218
C. Early, F212-81-14235
M. Armstead, G311-72-22524
D. Williams, G201-30-03032
T. Cotton, G132-50-21034
N. Wiggins213-50-01116
J. White204-81-18319
R. Baker195-72-222215
F. Van Vleet171-10-00323
E. Orukpe71-21-26023
Totals 26-5713-2143162169
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-130-517
N. Iowa16-231-414
Illinois St.11-722-1362
Indiana St.11-715-16190
Missouri St.5-1311-20247
So. Illinois4-1412-21278