Evansville vs Missouri State

Evansville 87, Missouri St. 82

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Lewis Jones scored 24 points off the bench and Colt Ryan added 22 as Evansville defeated Missouri State 87-82 in overtime Sunday.

Denver Holmes added 16 points while Troy Taylor had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Purple Aces (8-9, 3-4 Missouri Valley), who snapped a four-game losing streak.

Kyle Weems led Missouri State (11-8, 4-3) with 17 points. Anthony Downing added 16, and Michael Bizoukas had 12 assists.

Ryan had six points in the overtime period, and Jones hit two big buckets - a jumper with 3:52 remaining that gave Evansville the lead for good, 79-77, with 3:52 left, and another basket with 1:57 remaining after the Bears had pulled within 81-80.

Holmes hit two 3-pointers in the final 31 seconds of regulation, including one with 15 seconds left that tied the game at 75 and sent it into overtime.

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Evansville Aces
K. Harris, F210-32-43032
R. Sawvell, F151-41-11023
C. Ryan, G377-176-646422
T. Taylor, G355-74-4144214
D. Holmes, G255-94-403516
N. Cox342-100-02314
L. Jones349-146-670324
R. Cesnulevicius180-02-42052
J. Nelson60-00-00010
Totals 29-6425-2935162687
 45.3%86.2% 
Missouri State Bears
K. Weems, F344-88-881517
J. Gulley, F215-90-050411
C. Kirk, F213-51-29117
M. Bizoukas, G440-32-221212
K. Pickens, G302-35-645310
A. Downing345-133-661316
C. Patterson224-115-510413
N. Scheer172-51-31026
C. Copeland10-00-00000
C. Thomas10-00-00000
Totals 25-5725-3239202382
 43.9%78.1% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-130-517
N. Iowa16-231-414
Illinois St.11-722-1362
Indiana St.11-715-16190
Evansville9-924-12119
Loyola-Chi.8-1024-13123
Drake6-129-22269
Missouri St.5-1311-20247
So. Illinois4-1412-21278
Bradley3-159-24288
 
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