Missouri State takes 72-55 win over The Citadel

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP)—Kyle Weems scored 16 second-half points and finished with 23 to lead Missouri State to a 72-55 win over The Citadel on Saturday in the second round of the Hispanic College Fund Challenge.

Missouri State (3-0) led 26-25 at half and struggled with The Citadel (2-2), who tied the score at 34 with about 15 minutes left.

But the Bears went on a 15-4 run that included seven points by Weems to lead 49-38 with about nine minutes remaining.

The Citadel cut the lead to 49-46, capped by a 3-pointer by Joe Wolfinger. But a 3-pointer by Weems with less than five minutes to go stopped the Citadel, who only scored one field goal in the last 4:32.

Caleb Patterson had 13 points for Missouri State and Nafis Ricks added 10.

Wolfinger finished with 18 and Cameron Wells added 12.

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 Top Performers
 Citadel
Joe Wolfinger Joe Wolfinger
6-9,  18 Pts
7 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Missouri St.
Kyle Weems Kyle Weems
8-14,  23 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists

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