No. 2 Creighton to Face No. 3 Illinois State in MVC Tournament Semis

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Senior Ally Jensen
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ST. CHARLES, Mo. - The Creighton women's basketball team will battle Illinois State in the MVC Tournament Semifinals on Saturday, March 16 at 4:05 p.m.  The game will be televised on FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports Indiana, FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX College Sports, Comcast SportsNet Chicago and ESPN3 outside the league’s six-state footprint of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

The second seeded Jays advanced to the semifinals with a 60-43 win over No. 10 Southern Illinois on Friday. 

Illinois State, the three seed, downed No. 6 Bradley 59-48 in the final quarterfinal contest Friday night. 

Creighton and Illinois State split the season series with the Bluejays taking the game in Omaha on Jan. 11 (64-45).  Illinois State won in Normal, Ill. (66-60) on Feb. 10.

The two teams have met four times in the MVC Tournament with the Bluejays holding a 3-1 series edge. The last meeting came in 2008, Illinois State's lone win over the Jays (68-60).

Previous MVC Tournament Meetings:
1994: Creighton 75, Illinois State 44
2003: Creighton 70, Illinois State 54
2007: Creighton 59, Illinois State 56
2008: Illinois State 68, Creighton 60


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