Southern Illinois vs Indiana State

Indiana State slips past S. Illinois 62-59


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ST. LOUIS (AP) Khristian Smith tipped in a missed Justin Gant jumper with 14 seconds remaining to give No. 2 seed Indiana State a 62-59 win over sixth-seeded Southern Illinois in the semifinal round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Saturday.

Desmar Jackson had a look at a 3-point jumper with 3 seconds left but missed as Gant had his hands in Jackson's face.

Indiana State won the right to face No. 2 Wichita State in the tournament championship game Sunday. Undefeated Wichita State, now 33-0, routed Missouri State 67-42 in the other semifinal game.

Jake Odum, who made three straight free throws in the closing minutes, led Indiana State (23-9) with 20 points and Gant added 13.

Jackson, who made only 1 of 10 field goal attempts, made two free throws to pull Southern Illinois within one, 60-59 with 45 seconds left.

Anthony Beane had 16 points for Southern Illinois (14-19).

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