Southern Illinois vs Missouri State

Missouri St. 70, S. Illinois 59

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Anthony Downing scored 16 points and Nathan Scheer scored 15, going 5 for 5 from 3-point range, as Missouri State ended an eight-game losing streak by beating Southern Illinois 70-59 Sunday night.

Marcus Marshall added 11 points for the Bears (3-10) in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both schools. Missouri State shot 54 percent in each half.

Kendal Brown-Surles led the Salukis (7-5) with 12 points. Anthony Beane Jr. scored 11.

Scheer had three of his 3-pointers in the first half as the Bears led 39-32 at the break. An 11-0 run in the second half, featuring 3-pointers from Scheer, Downing and Marshall, put the Bears in front 58-46 with 6:16 to play.

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Southern Illinois Salukis
J. Early, F333-62-36148
D. Daniels, F203-70-14316
K. Brown-Surles, G344-90-020312
A. Beane, Jr., G325-101-102311
D. Jackson, G262-64-44239
T. Lindsay160-20-01230
J. Swan141-20-02132
J. Pendleton123-40-01009
D. Drinkard111-20-00012
C. Long20-00-00000
Totals 22-487-920112159
 45.8%77.8% 
Missouri State Bears
C. Kirk, F321-54-52326
D. Wilson, F162-30-02024
A. Downing, G334-97-744016
M. Marshall, G333-73-562011
D. Williams, G221-22-21245
N. Scheer255-50-031215
K. Pickens243-32-25118
G. Thurman121-32-23105
B. Marshall30-00-00010
Totals 20-3720-2326141270
 54.1%87% 
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