Evansville vs Missouri State

Missouri St. 62, Evansville 61

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Anthony Downing hit a 3-point shot with 43 seconds remaining and Missouri State held on for a 62-61 victory over Evansville on Saturday.

Marcus Marshall led a balanced scoring effort for Missouri State (7-16, 3-6 Missouri Valley) with 14 points, including 9 of 11 from the free-throw line. Christian Kirk and Nathan Scheer scored 12 and 11 points, respectively for Missouri State.

Colt Ryan led Evansville (13-10, 6-5) with 24 points, including 20 in the second half.

Evansville had a chance to win it with 2.9 seconds left in the game, but a shot by Ned Cox fell short. Cox finished with 12 points.

For the first time this season, Missouri State won a game when being outrebounded -- Evansville had a 34-31 edge.

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Evansville Aces
C. Ryan, F348-196-734124
L. Jones, F220-22-23252
E. Mockevicius, C273-41-26037
T. Taylor, G363-90-07326
N. Cox, G355-140-134212
A. Wing180-00-03120
D. Balentine152-70-01135
J. Moore72-20-01014
R. Sawvell60-01-21001
Totals 23-5710-1434151961
 40.4%71.4% 
Missouri State Bears
G. Thurman, F282-73-33017
D. Wilson, F81-20-23002
A. Downing, G364-120-03449
M. Marshall, G362-59-1151214
D. Williams, G130-10-00000
N. Scheer294-70-040311
C. Kirk244-84-552112
K. Pickens222-43-56047
M. Simpson40-00-00000
Totals 19-4619-263171562
 41.3%73.1% 
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Drake6-129-22269
Missouri St.5-1311-20247
So. Illinois4-1412-21278
Bradley3-159-24288
 
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