Alize Johnson's bucket gives Missouri State 69-65 win
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Alize Johnson drove and scored with 11 seconds left to give Missouri State a 69-65 victory over Manhattan on Tuesday in the consolation semifinals of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
After Johnson's basket, Ryan Kreklow made a steal and sank two free throws for the final score.
Johnson shot 5 of 10 from the field and made all seven of his free throws in leading the Bears (2-2) with 17 points. Obediah Church and J.T. Miller added 12 points each. The Bears (3-2) were only 1 of 11 from 3-point range but 20 of 25 from the free-throw line.
Aaron Walker Jr. and Rich Williams each scored 15 points for the Jaspers (2-2).
Neither team led by double figures. The Jaspers led by five at halftime and clung to the lead until a 6-0 run with 4 1/2 minutes left capped by a dunk from Church gave the Bears a two-point lead with 2:41 to go. The Jaspers tied it twice after that but Johnson scored inside twice, including the game-winning layup.
The Bears will play for fifth place on Wednesday and the Jaspers for seventh.
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