The two best teams in the Missouri Valley Conference all year have proven their quality again in the conference tournament, as the Creighton Bluejays and Wichita State Shockers both clinched a spot in the tournament final with wins on Saturday. The final will be played at 2:05 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Creighton easily took care of business in the first semifinal of the day, crushing Indiana State 64-43. The Bluejays built a 41-18 lead by halftime, and were able to coast in the second half. Doug McDermott led all scorers with 25 points and nine rebounds, and Gregory Echenique had 10 points on 5-6 shooting. The Sycamores struggled badly shooting the ball, converting only 26.5% from the floor, and a dreadful 7.7% from three point range.
Wichita State didn't have it quite as easy as Creighton, but the Shockers got the job done, putting away Illinois State in the second half, 66-51. Carl Hall led the team with 16 points and eight rebounds, and Malcolm Armstead had 15 points and nine rebounds. Jackie Carmichael went off for 22 points and five rebounds for Illinois State, but the Redbirds shot only 29.1% from the floor as a team.
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