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Wichita State (32-0) Roars into MVC Semi-Finals

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The Wichita State Shockers improved to 32-0 on the season with an 80-58 quarterfinal win over Evansville at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Friday at Scottrade Center. Ron Baker and Cleanthony Early scored 17 points each to lead the Shockers to the victory. Wichita State will face Missouri State in the semi-finals on Saturday. The Bears outlasted Illinois State in the second quarterfinal game 53-48. Austin Ruder’s 21 points paced the Bears to their 20th victory of the season.

The other two quarterfinals at the MVC tournament had Indiana State blowing past Loyola 76-62. Jake Odum scored 18 points to lead the Sycamores. They will face Southern Illinois in the other semi-final matchup on Saturday. The Salukis scored a 63-58 win over the three seed, Northern Iowa. Desmar Jackson scored 23 points to lead Southern Illinois University Carbondale to the win.