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Final

Evansville 46

(9-21, 3-15 MVC)

Missouri State 52

(20-11, 8-10 MVC)

    9:35 PM ET, March 4, 2010

    1 2 T
    EVAN 24 2246
    MOSU 26 2652

    Top Performers

    Evansville: N. Cox 9 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Missouri State: K. Weems 12 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Blk

    Missouri St. 52, Evansville 46

    Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Weems' third double-double of the season led Missouri State to a 52-46 victory over Evansville in a first-round game at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Thursday night.

    Weems had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the seventh-seeded Bears (20-11), who will meet second-seeded Wichita State (23-8) in the quarterfinals Friday night.

    Denver Holmes scored 13 points to pace the 10th-seeded Purple Aces (9-21), who had been on a modest two-game winning streak.

    Missouri State, which notched its first 20-win season since 2006-07, swept Evansville in the regular season and made it three in a row with this victory.

    After losing its first 13 conference games, Evansville finished 3-2 with victories over league champion Northern Iowa, Wichita State and Drake.

    The game was close late until Evansville went scoreless over the last 3:22 and Missouri State finished on a 7-0 run.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EVAN
    MOSU
    Points 46 52
    FG Made-Attempted 16-50 (.320) 19-57 (.333)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-15 (.667) 8-16 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 6

    2009-10 Season

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    Dec 29, 2009 MOSU 74, @EVAN 60Recap
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