The Bears will play Murray State Wednesday night at JQH Arena in the CollegeInsider.com tourament.
Missouri State lost to Wichita State in the semifinals of the Valley tournament.
The Bears are 20-12.
The Murray State Racers are 18-11 and feature the Ohio Valley's freshman of the year in Cameron Payne.
"Their freshman gets 16 a game from the point guard spot. They have guys who can score it. They have size and athleticism," said MSU coach Paul Lusk. "They will be a very good challenge for us. They've played similar opponents. They beat Southern Illinois and they beat Evansville. They went into Old Dominion immediately after we played Old Dominion with a full roster. And led most of the game but lost at the end.."
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