On Saturday, the Illinois State Redbirds pulled off a surprising upset of the Wichita State Shockers in the semifinals of Arch Madness. Bubble teams will be biting their nails on Sunday, when that Illinois State team takes on the Creighton Bluejays in the final of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. Creighton and WSU are already at-large locks for the NCAA tournament, so a Redbirds win will take away a spot from a bubble team.
Creighton comfortably defeated Illinois State in both of their regular season games, and they scored 102 points on the Redbirds in their meeting in Omaha. The Jays are coming off a fantastic team performance in the semifinal, where they hung 99 points on an Evansville Aces squad that gave them problems earlier in the year. Creighton are heavy favorites to win on Sunday, but Wichita State were just as heavy favorites to defeat Illinois State in the semifinal.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, March 4th, 2:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri