Redhawks rally falls short with buzzer-beating loss
December 30, 2013 at 3:02 AM CST - Updated July 21 at 9:26 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Marcus Marshall scored 19 points in helping Missouri State survive a late comeback by SE Missouri State and winning 81-78 in a non conference thriller on Sunday.
Missouri State (10-2) led 32-24 at halftime by controlling the boards (24-14) and grabbing six more offensive rebounds than the Redhawks.
The Bears upped that lead to 20 in the second half before SE Missouri (8-5) staged a late-half attack.
Trailing 77-76 on a Jamaal Calvin layup with 25 seconds left, Jarekious Baradley's jumper tied the score at 78 after Marcus Mashall missed one of two free throws for Missouri State. Bradley led the team with 27 points. But Dorrian Williams then hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer for the Bears to avoid overtime and win by three.
Tyler Stone had a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Walk-on Paul McRoberts played 30 minutes, scoring 8 points.
Missouri State opens Missouri Valley Conference play with Illinois State on Jan. 2, while SE Missouri State starts their Ohio Valley Conference schedule against Murray St. that same day.