Sillinois 59
Swmissouri 39 31 70
Date of game: 12/30/2012

Recap: Missouri State vs. Southern Ill

Springfield, MO (Sports Network) - Anthony Downing put in 16 points to lead the Missouri State Bears past the Southern Illinois Salukis, 70-59, in the Missouri Valley Conference opener at JQH Arena.

Nathan Scheer added 15 points off the bench and Marcus Marshall contributed 11 points for Missouri State (3-10, 1-0 MVC) which snapped an eight game losing streak.

Kendal Brown-Surles tallied 12 points and Anthony Beane Jr. chipped in 11 points for Southern Illinois (7-5, 0-1) which has lost three of its last four.

Both teams shot well in the first half. Missouri State hit 54.2 percent of its shots from the field, including 6-of-11 from beyond the arc. Southern Illinois shot at a 52.2 percent rate and nailed 7-of-11 shots from 3-point range. The Bears led 39-32 at the break thanks to a 7-1 edge in points from the free throw line.

In the second half Missouri State shot 53.8 percent, including a 4-of-6 showing from beyond the arc and had a 13-6 edge from the free throw line to pull away for the win.

The Bears outscored the Salukis 30-24 from beyond the arc and 20-7 from the charity stripe.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Broncos list Manning questionable for Monday

The Denver Broncos have declared quarterback Peyton Manning as questionable for Monday night's game at Cincinnati due to a thigh injury the five-time league MVP sustained last week.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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