Scores

Final

Missouri State 71

(20-9, 11-6 MVC)

Wichita State 65

(17-12, 8-9 MVC)

    9:05 PM ET, February 20, 2007

    Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas

    1 2 T
    MOSU 34 3771
    WICH 33 3265

    Top Performers

    Missouri State: N. Bilyeu 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

    Wichita State: K. Wilson 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Missouri State 71, Wichita State 65

    Associated Press

    WICHITA, Kan. -- Nathan Bilyeu scored 18 points to lead Missouri State to a 71-65 victory over Wichita State on Tuesday night. It was the Bears' first victory in Wichita since the 1995-96 season.

    Blake Ahearn added 17 points for the Bears (20-9, 11-6 Missouri Valley Conference), and Tyler Chaney scored 10.

    Kyle Wilson and Karon Bradley scored 17 apiece for the Shockers (17-11, 8-9). Wendell Preadom added 10.

    Missouri State led 34-33 at halftime after Dale Lamberth connected on a 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

    Wichita State, however, came out quickly in the second half. Ryan Martin's basket gave the Shockers a 35-34 lead, and they increased the advantage to 46-38 on Bradley's 3-pointer with 11:10 to play.

    Missouri State regained the lead 50-48 on Spencer Laurie's 3-pointer with 6:28 to play, and the Bears scored on eight straight possessions to increase the lead to 64-55.

    Wichita State didn't get closer than five points the rest of the game, even though Missouri State missed five consecutive free throws. The Bears made their last seven, though, to put the game away.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MOSU
    WICH
    Points 71 65
    FG Made-Attempted 24-57 (.421) 25-49 (.510)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 6-18 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-21 (.619) 9-20 (.450)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 8

    2006-07 Season

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