Illinois State Vs. Northern Iowa Final Score: Redbirds Win 54-42, Advance To Semifinals

In the second game of 2012 MVC tournament quarterfinal action on Friday, Illinois State advanced with a 54-42 win over Northern Iowa. The Redbirds move on to face top-seeded Wichita State on Saturday afternoon.

Related: Missouri Valley Tournament 2012: Bracket, Second Round Schedule And More

Both teams struggled to shoot the ball Friday afternoon, with Illinois State shooting 34.5% from the field and UNI hitting just 25.5% of its shots. The two teams combined for a 10-43 effort from beyond the arc.

One area that helped propel the Redbirds to victory was defensive rebounding -- UNI managed just six offensive boards for the entire game, which is to sat that the Panthers grabbed less than 14% of their own misses. The poor shooting and lack of second chance opportunities made for a really tough day at the offensive end.

Jackie Carmichael paced Illinois State with 16 points and 15 boards. Johnny Moran led Northern Iowa with 13 points.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For the complete bracket and schedule, you can click here. For more on college basketball, you can check out SB Nation's college basketball news hub.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation St. Louis

You must be a member of SB Nation St. Louis to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation St. Louis. You should read them.

Join SB Nation St. Louis

You must be a member of SB Nation St. Louis to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation St. Louis. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.