2:05 PM ET, March 6, 2011
Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO
Indiana State upsets top-seeded Missouri State in Missouri Valley final
ST. LOUIS -- Indiana State was picked to finish seventh in the Missouri Valley Conference. The school earned its first NCAA tournament bid in a decade by knocking off a school that had risen from worst to first.Aaron Carter scored 15 points and the Sycamores held top seed Missouri State to 19 percent shooting in the second half of a 60-56 victory in the Valley tournament final on Sunday."It's unreal, man, it's unreal," Carter said. "We knew we could do it. We came into the tournament pretty confident."
• Indiana State, the No. 3 seed in the MVC tournament, upset No. 1 Missouri State in the Missouri Valley title game.
• The Sycamores earned their first NCAA tournament bid since 2001.
• Missouri State shot just 30.5 percent from the field (18 for 59) to Indiana State's 50 percent (17 for 34).
• The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Bears.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NCAA Tournament Automatic Bids
Teams that have clinched automatic bids to the 2011 men's NCAA tournament:
|Morehead State||Ohio Valley|
|Indiana State||Missouri Valley|
|Arkansas-Little Rock||Sun Belt|
|Northern Colorado||Big Sky|
|Boston University||America East|
|San Diego State||Mountain West|
|UC Santa Barbara||Big West|
|Ohio State||Big Ten|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||17-34 (.500)||18-59 (.305)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-12 (.417)||8-27 (.296)|
|FT Made-Attempted||21-32 (.656)||12-17 (.706)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||23 (0/0)|