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Final

Missouri State 59

(13-3, 5-0 MVC)

Wichita State 56

(13-3, 4-1 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    8:30 PM ET, January 9, 2011

    Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas

    1 2 T
    MOSU 35 2459
    WICH 24 3256

    Top Performers

    Missouri St: K. Weems 11 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Wichita St: J. Durley 11 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Missouri St. 59, Wichita St. 56

    Associated Press

    WICHITA, Kan. -- Missouri State held off Wichita State 59-56 Sunday night to take sole possession of first place in the Missouri Valley Conference.

    Kyle Weems, Adam Leonard and Jermaine Mallett each had 11 points for Missouri State (13-3, 5-0), winners of seven straight. The Bears already have road wins at Northern Iowa, Creighton and Wichita State -- the other teams joining Missouri State in the top four of the MVC preseason coaches' poll.

    J.T. Durley had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Wichita State (13-3, 4-1), which saw its eight-game winning streak end.

    The Shockers, trailing by double digits most of the second half, went on a 13-2 run capped by a Durley tip-in to give them a 54-53 lead with 4 minutes remaining. But Leonard hit a 3-pointer to restore the Bears' lead, and the Shockers managed only two free throws in the final 4 minutes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MOSU
    WICH
    Points 59 56
    FG Made-Attempted 22-55 (.400) 21-51 (.412)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-13 (.538) 10-19 (.526)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 2

    2010-11 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Jan 9, 2011 MOSU 59, @WICH 56Recap
    Feb 26, 2011 @MOSU 69, WICH 64Recap