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Miller leads balanced Missouri St. to 85-80 win in opener

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) J.T. Miller scored 14 points and four teammates also reached double figures as Missouri State upended Western Kentucky 85-80 in a season opener Friday night.

The Bears had taken an 81-74 lead before Western Kentucky started dropping 3-pointers and came as close as 82-80 with 15 seconds left in the game before Ryan Kreklow sank two from the line and Western Kentucky missed a 3 at the other end.

Alize Johnson scored 13 points and had eight rebounds for Missouri State, Reggie Scurry and Ronnie Rousseau III each scored 12 and Obediah Church 11 as the Bears shot 34 for 61 (56 percent) from the field.

Lamonte Bearden led the Hilltoppers with 24 points and Darius Thompson added 19 before fouling out. Visiting Missouri State was whistled for 31 fouls as Western Kentucky scored 28 points from the foul line.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Missouri St. 1-0 454085
home team logo Western Ky. 0-1 344680
Team Stats
away team logo Missouri St. 1-0 68.9 PPG 33.4 RPG 11.1 APG
home team logo Western Ky. 0-1 71.4 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.3 APG
Key Players
30
T. Da Silva 14.3 PPG 7.4 RPG 0.7 APG 55.4 FG%
23
C. Bassey 14.6 PPG 10.0 RPG 0.7 APG 62.7 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB