March 6, 2010 Wichita State forward Gabe Blair (32, left) and Illinois State forward Dinma Odiakosa (42) both race for a ball which was ultimately scooped up by (only partially visible) Wichita State guard Demetric Williams (5) in the first half. Wichita State defeated Illinois State by a score of 65-61 in the second of two semifinals played on Saturday March 6, 2010 at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The tournament is being held at the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis. Wichita State advances to play the University of Northern Iowa for the MVC Tournament Championship. The winner earns an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.