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Illinois State 65

(23-10, 13-5 MVC)

Wichita State 69

(24-9, 15-3 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    3:05 PM ET, March 17, 2013

    1 2 T
    ILST 39 2665
    WICH 40 2969

    Top Performers

    Illinois State: J. Russell 27 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 5 Stl

    Wichita State: A. Harden 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Wichita State makes NCAA tournament for first time

    Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Alex Harden and Michaela Dapprich scored 19 points each to lead Wichita State to a 69-65 win over Illinois State in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Sunday.

    The top-seeded Shockers (24-9) won the tournament for the first time and will be making their first NCAA tournament appearance.

    Chynna Turner added 12 points and Jessica Diamond chipped in with 11 for Wichita State, which has won five in a row.

    Jamie Russell led third-seeded Illinois State (23-10) with a game-high 27 points. Janae Smith added 19 points and Brianna Puni had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Redbirds.

    Wichita State used a 10-2 run early in the second half to go in front for good at 52-49.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILST
    WICH
    Points 65 69
    FG Made-Attempted 25-53 (.472) 27-55 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-7 (.286) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 10-15 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 11

    Game Leaders

     
    ILST
    WICH
    PointsJ. Russell 27A. Harden 19
    ReboundsB. Puni 10C. Turner 7
    AssistsA. Jenkins 3J. Diamond 4
    StealsJ. Russell 5A. Harden 2
    BlocksA. Jenkins 1C. Turner 2

    2012-13 Season

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    Feb 1, 2013 @WICH 66, ILST 54Recap | Box Score
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