Time to scoreboard watch for the Shockers. They need help from Evansville this week to win or tie for the MVC regular-season title. The Aces must win 2 of 3 against first-place Evansville to give Wichita State a share of the title. That would give WSU the top seed in the MVC Tournament, because it wins the tie-breaker.
The Aces are 19-8 at home, with one series loss – to WSU in early April. That hammers home how costly Sunday’s loss to Missouri State may be for WSU. Asking the Aces to win one game at Braun Stadium isn’t a stretch. Winning two is a much tougher task for the Aces.
While the Redbirds and Shockers are locked into the top two spots, the rest of the MVC seedings are fluid. A bad weekend could drop upper-division teams Indiana State and Southern Illinois near the bottom.
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Illinois State at Evansville
Indiana State at Bradley
SIU at Missouri State
WSU and Creighton are done with MVC games.
Here are the standings, with best- and worst-case scenarios for final MVC records.
Illinois State (14-4)
Wichita State (15-6)
Indiana State (9-8)
Southern Illinois (8-9)
Missouri State (5-13)