ST. CHARLES, Mo. -

Alex Harden scored 20 points while Jamillah Bonner added 19 as the Shockers beat Missouri State 71-53 in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Friday.

The Shockers' defense was on point against the Bears forcing 27 turnovers and scoring 26 points off of those turnovers.  

The Shockers will face Illinois State in the semi-finals on Saturday afternoon at 4 pm.