2013 MVC Tournament results and bracket: Creighton, Wichita St. move on

Eric Francis

Arch Madness did not disappoint in its Friday quarterfinal round.

The Missouri Valley Conference, aka "Arch Madness", certainly lived up to its nickname on Friday. Eight teams competed in the quarterfinal round, and we've already had one memorable last-second game. Now there's just four teams left fighting for the automatic bid on Saturday. Let's recap Friday's action.

No. 1 Creighton Bluejays 65, No. 9 Drake Bulldogs 53

Doug McDermott put on a show as usual, scoring 23 points and becoming the school's all-time leader in points scored. He had help from his teammates, as well, as Gregory Echenique finished with a double-double (11 points, 11 rebounds). The Bulldgos never let this game turn into a blowout, but they never came close enough to make Creighton sweat, either. The Bluejays will play Indiana State on Saturday.

No. 5 Indiana State Sycamores 51, No. 4 Evansville Aces 50

This was a true defensive slugfest--the game went for multiple minutes without either team scoring a field goal. Sure enough, the game came down to the wire and was decided by...free throws. The last field goal in the game was scored with 3:04 left, tying the game at 50-50. After that, it was a succession of missed shots and missed free throws, until ISU's Justin Gant finally made one from the line with 2.5 seconds left. The Sycamores will take on Creighton on Saturday.

No. 2 Wichita State Shockers 69, No. 7 Missouri State Bears 59

The Shockers took care of business in their first game in the tourney. Carl Hall paced the team with a double-double (18 points, 12 rebounds), and the team as a whole dominated the Bears in rebounds (39 to 21). Marcus Marshall was the hero in a losing effort, leading the Bears with 25 points. Wichita State will face Illinois State on Saturday.

No. 6 Illinois State Redbirds 73, No. 3 Northern Iowa Panthers 65

Tyler Brown scored 28 points and led the Redbirds to a victory that looked easier than it looked on the scoreboard. The Redbirds never really let Nothern Iowa into this game, and led it nearly from wire-to-wire. They will take on Wichita State in the semifinals on Saturday.

You can check out the updated bracket at the official website here.

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