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2012 MVC Baseball Tournament: Southern Illinois, Creighton Surprising The Field

The 2012 Missouri Valley tournament rolls on with action beginning Thursday morning with the Missouri State being the highest seed left in the tournament since Indiana State was upset and lost their first two games. Even though Missouri State is the highest seed remaining they have already lost a game and are facing an elimination game when they take on No. 7 seeded Bradley.

The other game is between No. 4 Illinois State and No. 5 Evansville who also each have lost one game so far and also facing elimination.

No. 8 seeded Creighton and No. 6 seeded Southern Illinois have been the surprise of the tournament as both are undefeated and will face the winners of the early games from Thursday morning.

Below is Thursday's tournament schedule, and a bracket can be found here (all times central):

  • Game 9: No. 4 Illinois State vs. No. 5 Evansville (9 a.m., ESPN3)
  • Game 10: No. 2 Missouri State vs. No. 7 Bradley (12:30 p.m., ESPN3)
  • Game 11: No. 8 Creighton vs. Winner Game 9 (4:30 p.m., ESPN3)
  • Game 12: No. 6 Southern Illinois vs. Winner Game 10 (7:30 p.m., ESPN3)

For more Missouri Valley Conference tournament updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Kansas City.