Scores

Final

Evansville 66

(6-14, 0-10 MVC)

Missouri State 76

(15-6, 5-5 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, January 27, 2010

    JQH Arena, Springfield, Missouri

    1 2 T
    EVAN 29 3766
    MOSU 32 4476

    Top Performers

    Evansville: J. Haarsma 9 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Missouri State: W. Creekmore 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast

    Missouri St. 76, Evansville 66

    Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Will Creekmore scored 20 points to lead Missouri State to a 76-66 victory over Evansville on Wednesday night.

    Jermaine Mallett added 14 points and Nafis Ricks had 12 for the Bears (15-6, 5-5 Missouri Valley), who improved to 11-1 at home.

    Troy Taylor scored 12 points to lead the Purple Aces (6-16, 0-10), who have lost 11 straight. Colt Ryan and Denver Holmes each had 11 points.

    A basket by Ryan early in the second half narrowed Missouri State's lead to 34-31, but the Bears responded with an 11-4 run for a 45-35 lead with 12:14 to play.

    Evansville later pulled to within 63-58 with 3:20 remaining, but Creekmore scored the next five points to help secure the victory.

    Missouri State led 32-29 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EVAN
    MOSU
    Points 66 76
    FG Made-Attempted 23-56 (.411) 25-61 (.410)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 4-20 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-19 (.895) 22-31 (.710)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 12

    2009-10 Season

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