April 26, 2018
Sports Latest News | Poll Questions | Deputy Shot | Cremated Ashes | Missing Boy

Missouri State beats Arkansas State 80-71 in NIT


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Weems scored 18 points and Jermaine Mallett added 17 as Missouri State beat Arkansas State 80-71 in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Tuesday night.

The teams traded the lead 13 times and tied three times before Mallett hit a jumper followed by a 3-pointer to launch an 8-2 run. The Bears slowly pulled away and led by 24 points with 6:05 left.

That’s when back-to-back 3-pointers by Daniel Bryant helped launch a 20-0 Arkansas State run, and a dunk by Brandon Peterson cut the margin to 71-65 with 3:04 left to play. But it was too little too late.

Missouri State (2-0) hit 21 of 25 free throws. Will Creekmore had 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Bears.

Bryant led the Red Wolves (0-2) with 20 points.

Missouri State advances to play either Belmont or No. 24 Tennessee, who were to play later Tuesday.

Have feedback? Want to know more? Send us ideas for follow-up stories.

comments for this post are closed

You may also like