ST. LOUIS (AP) Isiaih Mosley scored on a putback as Missouri State grabbed the lead midway through the opening period and hit the gas, eliminating No. 3 seed Indiana State from the Missouri Valley Conference quarterfinals 78-51 Friday night.
The top three seeds in the MVC tournament - Northern Iowa, Loyola Chicago and the Sycamores were bounced in the quarterfinals. Missouri State (16-16), the No. 6 seed, faces seventh-seeded Valparaiso (18-15), which ousted second-seeded Loyola Chicago in overtime.
Gaige Prim scored 17 points to lead five Bears into double-figure scoring and pulled down eight rebounds. Tulio Da Silva and Lamont West each scored 14, Da Silva with nine rebounds. Keandre Cook scored 13 and Mosley 10.