ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- The top-seeded Missouri State University Lady Bears squeaked out a comeback win, 58-54, over the 8th-seended Bradley University Lady Braves in the Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournament quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. MSU next will play on Saturday at 1:30 against Creighton University, which beat the University of Northern Iowa, 53-46. Fox Sports Midwest will televise the game.
Missouri State got revenge on Bradley, which beat them in Springfield last Saturday, 86-69, ending the Lady Bears' 11-game winning streak and spoiling Senior Day at JQH Arena.
Bradley led 26-24 at halftime and had an eight-point lead, 41-33, with 10:32 left to play. The Lady Bears chipped away, and defense won the game. MSU tied the game at 46 with 6:39 left after a 9-0 run, and the game see-sawed for the next 5 minutes. MSU took the lead for good, 56-54, with 1:01 left on two free throws by Karly Buer.