Boxscore
Illinois St. 65, Wichita St. 64
Saturday, March 3, 2012 2:35 PM
Location - Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri
Officials - Don Daily, John Higgings, Kelly Slef
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Illinois St. 28 37 65
Wichita St. 36 28 64

Recap


Illinois State 65, Wichita State 64: Tyler Brown hit two free throws with six seconds left the help Illinois State upset No. 14 Wichita State in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament semifinal.

Illinois State (20-12) will meet the winner of the Creighton-Evansville semifinal for the MVC tournament championship Sunday. The win was the Redbirds’ first over a ranked team since beating No. 14 Iowa on Dec. 29, 1987.

Brown finished with 25 points for the Redbirds, who trailed 36-28 at the half. 

Illinois State started the second half on a 16-7 run. A 3-pointer by Nic Moore put Illinois State up 56-55 with 8:34 left, its first lead since 14:54 of the first half. The Redbirds made 5 of 13 3-pointers in the second half, and 7 of 21 in the game.

Garrett Stutz missed a shot from eight feet at the buzzer for Wichita State (27-5), which saw its nine-game win streak come to an end.

Joe Ragland led the Shockers with 17 points.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Illinois State shot 50 percent in the first five minutes, then went 0 for 11 and didn’t score a field goal for 12:12 until a 3-pointer by Moore made it 33-23 with 2:42 left in the first half. ...The Redbirds committed just eight turnovers to the Shockers 14. ... Illinois State's John Wilkins was ejected for picking up his second technical foul with 11:59 left.

Illinois St. Redbirds

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tyler Brown 37:00 9-19 3-7 4-4 4 2 6 1 2 2 3 0 25
Jackie Carmichael 26:00 4-10 0-1 4-4 4 7 11 0 4 1 2 2 12
Jon Ekey 32:00 1-8 1-6 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 2 0 0 3
Nic Moore 38:00 3-7 2-2 4-4 0 3 3 3 0 1 1 0 12
John Wilkins 24:00 1-5 1-2 5-6 1 7 8 0 2 0 1 1 8
Bryant Allen 25:00 1-6 0-2 2-2 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 4
Anthony Cousin 15:00 0-1 0-1 1-2 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
Zeke Upshaw 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Johnny Hill 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Darious Clark 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 19-56 7-21 20-22 10 24 34 6 16 7 8 3 65
  33.9% 33.3% 90.9% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 8

Wichita St. Shockers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Toure' Murry 36:00 6-15 0-2 3-4 2 2 4 2 2 0 5 0 15
Joe Ragland 32:00 5-9 4-4 3-4 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 0 17
Ben Smith 37:00 4-15 2-8 4-5 5 8 13 2 0 1 0 1 14
Garrett Stutz 16:00 3-7 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 0 4 1 3 0 6
Demetric Williams 27:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 4 4 0 3 0 1 0 0
David Kyles 18:00 1-8 1-6 2-2 0 4 4 0 1 1 2 1 5
Carl Hall 13:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0
Jake White 9:00 3-5 0-0 1-2 5 1 6 0 2 0 1 0 7
Ehimen Orukpe 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 0
Tekele Cotton 6:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-63 7-23 13-17 14 26 40 6 21 4 14 3 64
  34.9% 30.4% 76.5% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 14
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