Balanced Missouri St. rips Tennessee-Martin 79-51

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP)—Three Missouri State players finished with 13 points in a 79-51 rout of Tennessee-Martin on Wednesday night.

Missouri State (8-0) shot 80 percent in the first 6:31 to pull away from the Skyhawks (1-6), who never led.

The Bears shot 54.1 percent in the first half and led 50-27 at halftime.

A 3-pointer by Reuben Clayton with 16:46 left got Tennessee-Martin within 53-36, the closest it got the rest of the way.

Jermaine Mallett, Kyle Weems and Adam Leonard all had 13 for Missouri State. Leonard was 5-for-5 from the field in the first half, including 3-for-3 from beyond the 3-point line. Nafis Ricks added 11 for Missouri State.

Delrico Lane and Clayton each had 15 for Tennessee-Martin.

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Delrico Lane Delrico Lane
5-6,  15 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists
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Kyle Weems Kyle Weems
5-11,  13 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists

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