Missouri State vs Arkansas State

Missouri St. 77, Arkansas St. 46


JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Anthony Downing came off the bench to score 15 points and lead Missouri State to a 77-46 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night.

Downing made 6 of 8 shots, including three 3-pointers, for the Bears (2-0).

Caleb Patterson scored 14 points, Michael Bizoukas 11 and Kyle Weems 10 for Missouri State, which enjoyed a 31-6 margin in bench scoring and a 41-36 rebounding advantage.

Malcoln Kirkland had 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds for the Red Wolves (0-2), who dropped their home opener. Trey Finn added 13 points.

After Arkansas State cut into a 15-point halftime deficit with a 7-2 run to start the second half, Missouri State responded with a 10-2 run of its own. Bizoukas and Nathan Scheer hit 3-pointers during that stretch and helped give the Bears a 48-30 edge with 13:11 left.

The Red Wolves shot just 29.4 percent (15 of 51).

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Missouri State Bears
J. Gulley, F133-40-05246
K. Weems, F70-10-12000
C. Patterson, C151-10-02333
N. Scheer, G171-50-02002
M. Bizoukas, G00-00-00000
C. Copeland304-142-261210
A. Downing276-80-050115
I. Rhine274-90-065111
K. Pickens223-82-20018
D. Wilson205-114-551214
C. Kirk192-42-24036
T. Aromona31-20-01002
Totals 30-6710-1241121777
Arkansas State Indians
B. Peterson, F320-32-22122
M. Kirkland, F295-104-890114
M. Hooten, G322-102-36216
E. Townsel, G262-80-03005
T. Finn, G224-71-243013
R. Dickerson190-32-22022
B. Clark110-30-00020
K. Ogbonnaya-Branch111-30-14012
A. Sterrenberg90-20-01000
J. Zuppardo91-20-00032
Totals 15-5111-183661246
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Missouri St.5-315-669
Indiana St.5-310-10137
So. Illinois4-412-9129
Illinois St.4-410-1095
N. Iowa2-610-10122

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas St.6-213-8249
Ga. Southern5-214-6125
Georgia St.5-214-6170
S. Alabama4-311-9240
App. St.3-48-12247
Arkansas St.2-57-13295
Little Rock2-55-15297
Coast. Car.2-68-13250
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Memphis 97
SDSU 67 Final
Baylor 77
JXST 59 Final
Cincinnati 73
IPFW 63 Final
XAV 86
Mich St 69 Final
ALB 74 Final
Syracuse 98
BUCK 68 Final
Florida 74 Final
Ohio St 81
Kansas 65 Final
Kentucky 75
Aus Peay 55 Final
California 72