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.
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)