SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Anthony Downing and Christian Kirk scored 15 points each as Missouri State clinched the No. 7 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament with a 64-56 victory against Bradley on Saturday night.
Under MVC tiebreaking procedures, Missouri State finishes on top and faces No. 10 seed Southern Illinois on Thursday in St. Louis. Drake is the No. 8 seed and plays No. 9 Bradley on Thursday.
Scheer drilled a 3-pointer and, after a turnover by Lemon, Gavin Thurman hit a jump shot to make it 63-56 with 47 seconds to play.
The Braves missed their last four shots from the floor.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.