Scores

Final

Missouri State 89

(1-0, 1-0 home)

8:05 PM ET, November 9, 2012

JQH Arena, Springfield, Missouri

1 2 T
PS 28 3361
MOSU 45 4489

Top Performers

Philander Smith: J. Egbe 8 Pts, 8 Reb

Missouri State: G. Thurman 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast

Missouri St. 89, Philander Smith 61

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Gavin Thurman had 19 points on 8 of 13 shooting including a perfect 3 for 3 from behind the arc to lead Missouri State to an 89-61 season opening victory Friday over Philander Smith.

Four other players for the Bears scored in double figures with Marcus Marshall scoring 16 points including a 9 for 10 effort from the charity stripe. Christian Kirk had 14 while Drew Wilson and Anthony Downing each had 12. Wilson recorded a double-double by adding 11 rebounds and was a perfect 6 of 6 from the floor. The Bears shot 46 percent from the field on the game.

Missouri State led 45-28 at half time but went on a 12-4 run in the first 2:57 of the second half capped off by a Kirk lay-in to make it 57-32.

Alvin Nance scored 11 points for Philander Smith (1-1), all from the free-throw line.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PS
MOSU
Points 61 89
FG Made-Attempted 17-52 (.327) 32-66 (.485)
3P Made-Attempted 5-23 (.217) 9-26 (.346)
FT Made-Attempted 22-26 (.846) 16-21 (.762)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 28

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