Friday scoreboard, Saturday schedule: Redbird men’s hoops season ends

Friday’s schedule is sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan

Men’s College Basketball–
Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at St. Louis–
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Loyola 67, Valparaiso 54
Bradley 61, Missouri State 58
Drake 78, Illinois State 62
Northern Iowa 61, Southern Illinois 58

Boys High School Basketball–
Class 3A Sectional Championship at Richton Park–U-High 61, Rich Central 48 (U-High vs. Chicago Bogan in Class 3A Supersectional at Joliet Central at 7 p.m. Tuesday–LIVE WJBC-AM 1230 & WJBC.com)
Class 3A Sectional Championship at Springfield–Springfield Southeast 66, Lincoln 43
Class 2A State Semifinal at Peoria–Nashville 47, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 45

College Softball–
FAU-FIU Tournament, Miami, Fla.–
North Dakota State 4, Illinois State 0
Purdue 2, Illinois State 1

College Baseball–
Vanderbilt 10, Illinois State 4
Russmatt Central Florida Invitational, Osceola, Fla.–
Illinois College 12, Illinois Wesleyan 9
Illinois Wesleyan 8, Marymount (Va.) 2

United States Hockey League–
Central Illinois Flying Aces 3, Madison Capitols 1

Saturday’s schedule:

Women’s College Basketball–
Illinois State at Northern Iowa, 2 p.m. (LIVE WJBC-AM 1230 & WJBC.com 1:50)

Men’s College Basketball–
Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Semifinals at St. Louis–
Loyola vs. Bradley, 2:35 p.m.
Drake vs. Northern Iowa, 5:05 p.m.

College Softball–
FAU-FIU Tournament, Boca Raton, Fla.–
Illinois State vs. LIU-Brooklyn, 8 a.m.
Illinois State vs. Notre Dame, 10:15 a.m.

College Baseball–
Illinois State at No. 1 Vanderbilt, 2 p.m.
Russmatt Central Florida Invitational, Osceola, Fla.–
Illinois Wesleyan vs. New Jersey City University, 4:45 p.m.

Boys High School Basketball–
Class 2A Third Place at Peoria–Chicago Corliss vs. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, 5:30 p.m.

United States Hockey League–
Muskegon Lumberjacks at Central Illinois Flying Aces, 7:07 p.m.

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