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vs. Evan 
L 74-80
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@ Brad 
L 70-73
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@ MoStU 
L 52-61
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vs. Ly-Il 
W 69-59
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@ MoStU 
L 67-69
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Missouri St. beats Drake 69-67 in MVC tourney opener

ST. LOUIS (AP) Chris Kendrix hit five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points, and Ryan Kreklow hit a late 3 to help seventh-seeded Missouri State beat No. 10 seed Drake 69-67 Thursday night in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

The Bears will play second-seeded Evansville (23-8) in the quarterfinals Friday.

Kreklow scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half, and Dequon Miller had 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Missouri State.

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Leaders
Points: R. Timmer16.8
Rebounds: J. Enevold Jensen4.9
Assists: G. Woodward2.9
FG%: R. Timmer46.2%
FT%: R. Timmer81.3%
3P%: G. Woodward42.0%
Steals: O. Arogundade0.8
Blocks: D. Olejniczak0.7
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Missouri Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Wichita State 16-2 26-9
Evansville 12-6 25-9
Illinois State 12-6 18-14
Southern Illinois 11-7 22-10
UNI 11-7 23-13
Indiana State 8-10 15-17
Missouri State 8-10 13-19
Loyola Chicago 7-11 15-17
Bradley 3-15 5-27
Drake 2-16 7-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 67.5 (294)
Rebounds: 8.2 (328)
Assists: 12.2 (251)
FG%: 44.9% (125)
FT%: 72.2% (87)
3P%: 38.5% (24)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 71.9 (173)
Rebounds: 25.5 (153)
Assists: 12.1 (100)
FG%: 45.2% (271)
FT%: 69.8% (164)
3P%: 36.9% (302)
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