Missouri State vs Arkansas State

Missouri St. 77, Arkansas St. 46

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Anthony Downing came off the bench to score 15 points and lead Missouri State to a 77-46 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night.

Downing made 6 of 8 shots, including three 3-pointers, for the Bears (2-0).

Caleb Patterson scored 14 points, Michael Bizoukas 11 and Kyle Weems 10 for Missouri State, which enjoyed a 31-6 margin in bench scoring and a 41-36 rebounding advantage.

Malcoln Kirkland had 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds for the Red Wolves (0-2), who dropped their home opener. Trey Finn added 13 points.

After Arkansas State cut into a 15-point halftime deficit with a 7-2 run to start the second half, Missouri State responded with a 10-2 run of its own. Bizoukas and Nathan Scheer hit 3-pointers during that stretch and helped give the Bears a 48-30 edge with 13:11 left.

The Red Wolves shot just 29.4 percent (15 of 51).

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Missouri State Bears
J. Gulley, F133-40-05246
K. Weems, F70-10-12000
C. Patterson, C151-10-02333
N. Scheer, G171-50-02002
M. Bizoukas, G00-00-00000
C. Copeland304-142-261210
A. Downing276-80-050115
I. Rhine274-90-065111
K. Pickens223-82-20018
D. Wilson205-114-551214
C. Kirk192-42-24036
T. Aromona31-20-01002
Totals 30-6710-1241121777
 44.8%83.3% 
Arkansas State Indians
B. Peterson, F320-32-22122
M. Kirkland, F295-104-890114
M. Hooten, G322-102-36216
E. Townsel, G262-80-03005
T. Finn, G224-71-243013
R. Dickerson190-32-22022
B. Clark110-30-00020
K. Ogbonnaya-Branch111-30-14012
A. Sterrenberg90-20-01000
J. Zuppardo91-20-00032
Totals 15-5111-183661246
 29.4%61.1% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Illinois St.8-016-428
Wichita St.7-117-479
Missouri St.5-314-7152
Loyola-Chi.4-414-7138
So. Illinois4-411-10140
Drake4-46-14308
N. Iowa3-58-11189
Bradley3-58-13210
Evansville1-710-11205
Indiana St.1-77-13192

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern6-013-685
UT-Arlington4-214-547
Arkansas St.4-213-672
Georgia St.4-211-7111
Coast. Car.4-29-10187
UL Lafayette3-313-6135
Little Rock3-312-7224
Texas St.3-310-8257
Troy2-410-10212
S. Alabama2-49-10223
App. St.1-56-11266
UL-Monroe0-66-13303
 
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