Missouri St. 68, UALR 60

Anthony Downing scored 20 points as Missouri State snapped a

three-game losing streak with a 68-60 victory over Arkansas-Little

Rock on Saturday.

Downing had nearly a perfect offensive day. He went 4 of 5 from

the field, including 2 of 2 on 3-pointers, and made all 10 free

throw attempts.

Caleb Patterson added 18 points, and Kyle Weems had 14 points

and eight rebounds for the Bears (5-3), who shot 54.1 percent (20

of 37). Michael Bizoukas had nine assists.

Will Neighbour led the Trojans (3-7) with 15 points, including

three 3-pointers. Chuck Guy scored 13.

With Missouri State trailing 16-9, Patterson scored five points

in a 10-0 run that made it 19-16 with 7:31 left in the first half.

The Bears were up 29-22 at the break and never led by fewer than

four in the second half.

The Bears are 6-0 all time against UALR.