Missouri St. 62, Nevada 60

Nafis Ricks hit a pair of free throws with 3 seconds left

Saturday, helping Missouri State overcome a 10-point second-half

deficit and beat Nevada 62-60 in a nonconference BracketBusters

series game.

The Bears (18-10) trailed 55-45 when Nevada’s Armon Johnson

scored on a dunk with 6:32 remaining. Missouri State tied the game

at 57 with a 12-2 run that was capped by Will Creekmore’s jump shot

with 3:03 remaining. Creekmore had six points during the run.

Ricks scored the game-winner when he was fouled while rebounding

a miss from teammate Adam Leonard as the Bears worked for the last


Kyle Weems led Missouri State with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Creekmore and Leonard had 11 points each.

Luke Babbitt led Nevada (16-10) with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Johnson added 15 points.