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

Youngstown State's Ruiz in midseason form

Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Rays send reliever Beliveau to DL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed reliever Jeff Beliveau on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to soreness in his left shoulder.

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