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MVC men's basketball tournament 2020: Arch Madness bracket, scores, schedule, TV listings

Northern Iowa guard Trae Berhow looks for an open teammate during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game agai
Northern Iowa guard Trae Berhow looks for an open teammate during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Drake on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Northern Iowa entered this week’s Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball tournament as the No. 1-seed, seeking a tournament title to go with its outright regular-season championship.

Instead, the Panthers were upset in Friday afternoon's quarterfinals by a Drake team they beat 70-43 just last Saturday.

No. 2-seed Loyola-Chicago joined UNI as an upset victim Friday when it blew an 18-point lead and lost to Valparaiso in overtime. And then No. 3-seed Indiana State also lost, meaning the highest-remaining seed entering Saturday's semifinals is No. 4 Bradley.

UNI has won the tournament five times, in 2004, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2016 but couldn't add a sixth title and now awaits its NCAA at-large fate.

The tournament tips off Thursday night, with the championship game set for Sunday. The winner receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Here is the complete schedule, including TV listings. We’ll update this post with scores and more throughout the week.

All times central.

First round — Thursday, March 5

(8) Drake 75, (9) Illinois State 65

(7) Valparaiso 58, (10) Evansville 55

Quarterfinals — Friday, March 6

(8) Drake 77, (1) Northern Iowa 56

(4) Bradley 64, (5) Southern Illinois 59

(7) Valparaiso 74, (2) Loyola-Chicago 73 (OT)

(6) Missouri State 78, (3) Indiana State 51

Semifinals — Saturday, March 7

(4) Bradley 76, (8) Drake 66

(7) Valparaiso 89, (6) Missouri State 82

Championship — Sunday, March 8

(4) Bradley vs. (7) Valparaiso, 1 p.m. (CBS)

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