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Illinois State vs. Wichita State, MVC semifinal

Same starters for the Shockers. Today is probably a better defensive matchup because neither Dinma Odiakosa nor Jackie Carmichael are three-point threats.

Demetric Williams is fine and will play. Apparently, there’s concern about his spleen. He was checked out last night and everything is good.

UNI is routing Bradley. It is a compliment to the Panthers to say they suck all the fun out of playing basketball. Coach Ben Jacobson is playing his reserves many minutes. The Panthers will be rested and ready for their appearance on CBS on Sunday.Around the Valley

Illinois State reserve guard Austin Hill is coming up big in St. Louis.Creighton coach Dana Altman didn’t like his team’s shots or shot selection.These tournament aren’t the norm in Omaha.Missouri State will spend the off-season wondering how a few plays changed their season against WSU.