Missouri St. 79, Tenn.-Martin 51

Three Missouri State players finished with 13 points in a 79-51

rout of Tennessee-Martin on Wednesday night.

Missouri State (8-0) shot 80 percent in the first 6:31 to pull

away from the Skyhawks (1-6), who never led.

The Bears shot 54.1 percent in the first half and led 50-27 at

halftime.

A 3-pointer by Reuben Clayton with 16:46 left got

Tennessee-Martin within 53-36, the closest it got the rest of the

way.

Jermaine Mallett, Kyle Weems and Adam Leonard all had 13 for

Missouri State. Leonard was 5-for-5 from the field in the first

half, including 3-for-3 from beyond the 3-point line. Nafis Ricks

added 11 for Missouri State.

Delrico Lane and Clayton each had 15 for Tennessee-Martin.