Thursday scoreboard, Friday schedule: Redbird men advance at Arch Madness

Thursday’s scoreboard is sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan

Women’s College Basketball–
Drake 88, Illinois State 61

Men’s College Basketball–
Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at St. Louis–
Valparaiso 77, Indiana State 55
Illinois State 65, Evansville 60
Indiana 92, Illinois 74

Friday’s schedule:

Men’s College Basketball–
Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at St. Louis–
Loyola vs. Valparaiso, 12:05 p.m.
Missouri State vs. Bradley, 2:35 p.m.
Illinois State vs. Drake, 6:05 p.m. (LIVE WJBC-AM 1230, 93.7 Nash Icon & 5 p.m.)
Southern Illinois vs. Northern Iowa, 8:35 p.m.

Boys High School Basketball–
Class 3A Sectional Championship at Richton Park–U-High vs. Rich Central, 7 p.m.
Class 3A Sectional Championship at Springfield–Lincoln at Springfield Southeast, 7 p.m.
Class 2A State Semifinal at Peoria–Nashville vs. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, 7:15 p.m.

College Softball–
Illinois State at FAU-FIU Tournament, Miami, Fla.–vs. North Dakota State, 10 a.m.; vs. Purdue, 12:15 p.m.

College Baseball–
Illinois State at Vanderbilt, 4:30 p.m.
Illinois Wesleyan at Russmatt Central Florida Invitational, Osceola, Fla.–vs. Illinois College, 12:45 p.m.; vs. Marymount, 7 p.m.



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