The Shockers (27-4) swept the Redbirds in the regular season with their most recent win against Illinois State coming just a couple of weeks ago in Normal; the Shockers won that game 68-55.
Wichita State soundly defeated Indiana State 72-48 in the early game on Friday to advance to the semi-finals. The Shockers have never won the Valley tournament in St. Louis and have not claimed a Valley tournament championship since 1987.
Saturday's game will be played at 1:35 and will be broadcast on FSN. Here is the channel information. Cox 34/2034, DirectTV 671, Dish Network 418 and AT&T U-Verse 748.