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Weems, Missouri State get past Evansville 52-46

Mar 5, 2010 - 5:22 AM ST. LOUIS(AP) -- 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.








  • MISSOURI VALLEY TOURNAMENT
    AT ST. LOUIS, MO
    NCAA BB EVANSVILLE 46
    MISSOURI ST 52 FINAL

    Mar 4 11:38 PM
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    Evansville 44, Missouri State 45  2nd - 3:22Mar 4 11:22 PM


  • MISSOURI VALLEY TOURNAMENT
    AT ST. LOUIS, MO
    NCAA BB EVANSVILLE 24
    MISSOURI ST 26 HALFTIME

    Mar 4 10:30 PM