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Missouri Valley Tournament 2012: Bracket Update And Illinois State Vs. Wichita State Preview

The 2012 Missouri Valley Conference tournament has advanced to the semifinal round, and the No. 4 seed Illinois St. Redbirds face a difficult matchup against the top-seeded Wichita St. Shockers in the first matchup on Saturday afternoon. The winner of that game will take on the winner of the other semifinal matchup between the second-seeded Creighton Bluejays and the No. 3 seed Evansville Aces.

Illinois State still has a shot at the NCAA Tournament after a 54-42 victory over Northern Iowa Panthers in the quarterfinal round on Friday. Jackie Carmichael led the Redbirds with 16 points and 15 rebounds. The Shockers cruised to a 72-48 win over the Indiana St. Sycamores thanks to 14 points and four assists from Toure Murry and 14 points on 6-8 shooting and five assists from Joe Ragland.

Here is a look at the semifinal matchup:

#4 Illinois St. Redbirds (19-12, 9-9 MVC) vs. #1 Wichita St. Shockers (27-4, 16-2 MVC)

Game Time, Date: 1:35 pm CT, Saturday, March 3, 2012

Location: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO

TV: MVC TV Network

Here's a look an an updated bracket via MVC-Sports.com Arch Madness Tournament Central:

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