Roberts, Bradley hold off Missouri St. 63-57

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP)—Chris Roberts scored 14 second-half points to help Bradley University survive a Missouri State rally for a 63-57 win Saturday.

Roberts, who finished with 22 points, scored a critical 3-pointer with 3:59 left to tie the game at 54 after Missouri State (7-7, 0-3 Missouri Valley) rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit to take the lead at 54-51 on two free throws by Wade Knapp with 6:02 left.

Bradley (9-5, 3-0) held Missouri State to one field goal over the last 8:12, a 3-pointer by Kyle Weems with 1:58 that gave the Bears a 57-56 lead. Missouri State did not score again.

Theron Wilson added 12 points for Bradley.

Spencer Laurie and Will Creekmore each had 17 points for Missouri State.

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 Bradley
Chris Roberts Chris Roberts
8-11,  22 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Missouri St.
Spencer Laurie Spencer Laurie
4-12,  17 Pts
3 Rebs, 5 Assists

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