Swmissouri 57
Emichigan 54
Date of game: 2/23/2013

Recap: Eastern Mich vs. Missouri State

Ypsilanti, MI (Sports Network) - Anthony Downing had 16 points to lead the Missouri State Bears to a 57-54 win over the Eastern Michigan Eagles in a BracketBuster matchup at the Convocation Center.

Marcus Marshall added 11 points to help the Bears (9-20) earn only their second victory in 15 tries outside of Springfield, Missouri this season.

Derek Thompson made 4-of-6 3-pointers en route to a game-high 19 points for the Eagles (12-15), who have dropped four of their last five outings. J.R. Sims rounded out the double-figure scorers with 11 points.

EMU grabbed its largest lead of the game at the 6:20 mark of the first half, as Daylen Harrison's 3-pointer gave the Eagles a 26-13 cushion. However, the Bears answered right back with an 8-0 spurt to cut the deficit to 29-21 at the break.

MSU still trailed by eight with six minutes remaining in regulation before a three by Nathan Scheer kick-started a 14-0 run. After shooting just 28.6 percent from the floor in the first half, the Bears shot 52.2 percent in the second stanza.

The Bears held a 16-6 scoring edge at the foul line for the game despite making only 53.3 percent of their attempts (16-of-30).

Game Notes

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