Scores

Final

S Illinois 59

(7-5, 0-1 MVC)

Missouri State 70

(3-10, 1-0 MVC)

6:30 PM ET, December 30, 2012

JQH Arena, Springfield, Missouri

1 2 T
SIU 32 2759
MOSU 39 3170

Top Performers

Southern Illinois: K. Brown-Surles 12 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl

Missouri State: A. Downing 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Missouri St. 70, S. Illinois 59

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
SIU
MOSU
Points 59 70
FG Made-Attempted 22-48 (.458) 20-37 (.541)
3P Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 10-17 (.588)
FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 20-23 (.870)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 12

2012-13 Season

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