Missouri St. 70, S. Illinois 59
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP)
Marcus Marshall added 11 points for the Bears (3-10) in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both schools. Missouri State shot 54 percent in each half.
Kendal Brown-Surles led the Salukis (7-5) with 12 points. Anthony Beane Jr. scored 11.
Scheer had three of his 3-pointers in the first half as the Bears led 39-32 at the break. An 11-0 run in the second half, featuring 3-pointers from Scheer, Downing and Marshall, put the Bears in front 58-46 with 6:16 to play.