The Missouri Valley Tournament bracket is set for Friday after Thursday's MVC conference tournament action saw the Southern Illinois Salukis pull off a narrow victory over Illinois State, and Bradley roll over Drake. If you're following along on your MVC Tournament bracket, feel free to get a pen and rejoin us when you're ready to fill in the blanks next to Wichita State and Missouri State; if you're following along on TV Guide, now is a chance to confirm your MVC tournament TV schedule and maybe call your boss, because Fox Sports Midwest is airing four games today. Arch Madness is officially in progress.
Top-seeded Missouri State will play SIU at 12:05 to kick the action off. They're followed by defending-champs Northern Iowa against Creighton at 2:35, followed by a brief intermission and then Wichita State and Bradley at 6:05. Indiana State, even now hoping the results of their Larry Bird cloning program are NCAA eligible, will play Evansville to conclude the day of mid-major basketball at 8:35.
If you're watching the whole slate of games, be sure to remain adequately hydrated, crack open a window if weather permits, and try to get up and around 10 minutes out of every hour to avoid dangerous blockages.