St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Carl Hall tallied a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the second-seeded Wichita State Shockers past the seventh-seeded Missouri State Bears, 69-59, in the quarterfinal round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at the Scottrade Center.
Ron Baker came off the bench to pour in 15 points for Wichita State (25-7), which will play the winner of Northern Iowa/Illinois State in the semifinals on Saturday.
For Missouri State (11-22), Marcus Marshall led all scorers with 25 points on 4-of-10 from 3-point range and 13-of-16 from the foul line. Anthony Downing and Keith Pickens netted 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Wichita State shot a modest 44.4 percent from the field in the first half, but it also held Missouri State an even worse 30.4 percent, as it carried a 29-24 lead into intermission.
The Shockers extended their lead to 10 with just over 14 minutes left in the game before the Bears ripped off a 12-2 run to tie the game, 46-46, with 7:56 remaining, but Wichita State answered with a 12-1 surge to pull away.
Wichita State dominated the rebounding battle, 43-24.