Scores

Final

S Illinois 53

(14-17, 6-12 MVC)

Missouri State 61

(11-21, 7-11 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    9:30 PM ET, March 7, 2013

    Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

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    SIU 22 3153
    MOSU 32 2961

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: A. Beane 12 Pts, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Missouri State: M. Marshall 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Missouri St. 61, S. Illinois 53

    Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS -- Marcus Marshall scored 18 points and Anthony Downing had 16 as Missouri State defeated Southern Illinois 61-53 Thursday night in the opening round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

    Christian Kirk added 10 points and eight rebounds for the seventh-seeded Bears (11-21), who will face No. 2 seed Wichita State on Friday.

    Desmar Jackson and Anthony Beane Jr. scored 12 points apiece for 10th-seeded Southern Illinois (14-17). The Salukis had won six of their last eight games after starting the conference season 1-10.

    Missouri State used an early 15-2 run to go on top 23-15, and led 32-22 at halftime. After the Salukis pulled within five points midway through the second half, the Bears scored eight straight to go ahead 47-34 and led by double digits the rest of the way.

    Missouri State hit 16 of 22 free throws to just 6 of 10 for Southern Illinois.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    MOSU
    Points 53 61
    FG Made-Attempted 22-43 (.512) 21-43 (.488)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-9 (.333) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 10

    2012-13 Season

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