SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Nate Funk scored 21 points, including a basket with less than a minute to go, to lead Creighton to a 66-62 win over Missouri State on Wednesday night.
Funk's short jumper with 32.9 seconds left gave Creighton (13-7, 7-3 Missouri Valley) a 61-60 lead. Missouri State turned the ball over on the inbounds pass and was forced to foul, and Funk hit a pair of free throws to extend the lead to three.
Missouri State (14-7, 5-5) led 38-37 with 12:22 left before Funk took control of the game, scoring the next 11 points for Creighton to put the Bluejays up 48-43 with just over 10 minutes left.
Missouri State trailed 52-46 with 5:18 left when Dan Lamberth went on a scoring burst for the Bears, scoring six straight points to tie the game.
Missouri State hurt itself at the free throw line, connecting on only 16-of-28 shots, or 57 percent. Creighton was 15-of-19 from the line.
Lamberth led Missouri State with 16 points and Blake Ahearn had 14.