Missouri St. 80, Indiana St. 60
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP)—Blake Ahearn scored 19 points to lead Missouri State to an 80-60 victory over Indiana State on Saturday night in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.
Tyler Chaney added 17 points, Drew Richard scored 13 and Dale Lamberth added 11 for the Bears (9-1, 1-0).
Missouri State led by as many as 15 points in the first half and was up 41-32 at the break. The Bears opened the second half with a 11-3 run to go ahead 52-35 with 14:40 left, and Indiana State Indiana State (5-4, 0-1) never got the margin under double digits again.
Missouri State shot 54 percent (28-for-52) from the field and held the Sycamores to 35 percent (19-for-55).
Marico Stinson led Indiana State with 17 points. Gabriel Moore and Adam Arnold each had 10 points for the Sycamores..