With six teams ranked in the top 45 of the RPI, the hype surrounding this year’s Missouri Valley Tournament is greater than ever. Friday is quarterfinal in St. Louis. The action starts at noon with top-seed Wichita State facing Indiana State. The Sycamores beat Drake 72-63 in a first-round game on Thursday. At 2:30, Creighton battles Bradley in the four-five game. No. 2 seed Southern Illinois plays Evansville at 6:00. Evansville defeated Illinois State 52-45 on Thursday night. Missouri State takes the floor for the final game of the night. The third-seeded Bears face No. 6 seed Northern Iowa at 8:30.