ST. LOUIS (AP) Milik Yarbrough scored 24 points, made all seven free throws and Illinois State turned back a late Indiana State rally for a 77-70 quarterfinal victory in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Friday night.
Third-seeded Illinois State (17-14) advances to Saturday's semifinal round to face No. 2 seed Southern Illinois (20-12).
Phil Fayne scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half and sank two free throws with 4.1 seconds left to close the door on Indiana State. Fayne pulled down 10 of the Redbirds 40 rebounds.