Missouri St. 75, Arkansas St. 64
Will Creekmore scored 17 points and Adam Leonard and Kyle Weems added 15 each to lead Missouri State to a 75-64 victory against Arkansas State on Saturday night.
The Bears (9-0) never trailed after halftime, when the scored was tied at 35-35. Creekmore jump-started Missouri State by scoring its first seven points of the second half, and a 19-7 run over an eight-minute span gave Missouri State a 68-53 lead with 4:10 remaining.
Daniel Bryant and Brandon Reed scored 16 points apiece for Arkansas State (3-5), which erased a 14-point deficit to knot the score at intermission.
Missouri State, which made 18 of 20 free-throw attempts in the second half, has won consecutive road games for the first time since the 2006-07 season.