Missouri St. 68, Nevada 46

Caleb Patterson scored 17 points to lead Missouri State over

Nevada 68-46 on Friday night.

Anthony Downing had 12 points and Nathan Scheer 11 for the Bears

(1-0).

Kevin Panzer scored 10 points to lead the Wolf Pack (0-1), which

shot 13 of 50 from the field, including 5 of 25 from 3-point

range.

The Bears used a 27-8 run over the first 10 minutes of the

second half to put the game away. Nevada had only one field goal

during the stretch.

Missouri State led 31-24 at halftime, sparked by Patterson’s 14

points.

The Bears trailed 13-11 with 9:42 left in the first half, but

hit four consecutive 3-pointers as part of a 19-5 run to lead 30-18

with 2:08 before intermission.