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Wichita State defeats Missouri State 69-59

Saturday - 3/9/2013, 1:26am  ET

Missouri State's Marcus Marshall (11) is fouled by Wichita State's Ron Baker (31) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tmen's ournament, Friday, March 8, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Carl Hall had 18 points and 12 rebounds as Wichita State defeated Missouri State 69-59 Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

Ron Baker added 15 points for the second-seeded Shockers (25-7), who will face sixth-seeded Illinois State in Saturday's semifinals.

Marcus Marshall led seventh-seeded Missouri State (11-22) with 25 points and broke the school freshman scoring record with 368 this season. Blake Ahearn (2003-04) had held the mark.

Anthony Downing added 12 points and Keith Pickens had 11 for the Bears.

Wichita State dominated the game inside, outscoring the Bears 36-18 in the paint and outrebounding them 43-24. But the Shockers didn't pull away for good until scoring eight straight points to take a 54-46 lead with 5:45 remaining. Missouri State never got closer than six points the rest of the way.

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