Scores

Final

Missouri State 64

(16-16, 9-9 MVC)

Evansville 72

(16-14, 9-9 MVC)

    9:35 PM ET, March 2, 2012

    Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

    1 2 T
    MOSU 34 3064
    EVAN 43 2972

    Top Performers

    Missouri State: K. Weems 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Blk

    Evansville: K. Harris 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Evansville 72, Missouri St. 64

    Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MOSU
    EVAN
    Points 64 72
    FG Made-Attempted 22-51 (.431) 23-50 (.460)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 3-11 (.273)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-22 (.636) 23-29 (.793)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 13

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 15, 2012 EVAN 87, @MOSU 82Recap
    Feb 25, 2012 @EVAN 75, MOSU 70Recap
    » Mar 2, 2012 @EVAN 72, MOSU 64Recap