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Final

S Illinois 59

(14-19, 9-9 MVC)

Indiana State 62

(23-9, 12-6 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    5:00 PM ET, March 8, 2014

    Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

    1 2 T
    SIU 30 2959
    INST 29 3362

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: A. Beane 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

    Indiana State: J. Odum 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Indiana State slips past S. Illinois 62-59

    Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    INST
    Points 59 62
    FG Made-Attempted 19-49 (.388) 21-48 (.438)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-29 (.621) 16-23 (.696)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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