SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- 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.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.