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Buzzer-Beater Wraps Up MVC Quarterfinals

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The Indiana State Sycamores Carl Richard(15) tries to go up for a basket in between two Evansville Purple Aces Colt Ryan(11) left and Kavon Lacey(2)   during the first  half at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 4, 2011.    (UPI/John Boman Jr)

The Indiana State Sycamores Carl Richard(15) tries to go up for a basket in between two Evansville Purple Aces Colt Ryan(11) left and Kavon Lacey(2) during the first half at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 4, 2011. (UPI/John Boman Jr)

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jake Odum hit a pull-up jumper with 0.5 seconds left to lift No. 3 seed Indiana State to a 52-50 win over No. 6 seed Evansville on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

Indiana State (18-13) advances to play No. 2 seed Wichita State in the semifinals Saturday. It’s the first time since 2001 the Sycamores reached the semifinals.

Colt Ryan led the Purple Aces (15-15) and all scorers with 14 points.

The basket by Odum, who led Indiana State with 13 points, was only the second field goal for the Sycamores in the final 9 minutes.

A layup by Myles Walker with 1:14 left was the other. Walker was fouled on the basket, and he converted the traditional three-point play to tie the game at 50-50.

Copyright Associated Press

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