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Missouri State tops Saint Louis 73-63

Dec 20, 2009 - 3:44 AM ST. LOUIS(AP) -- Adam Leanard and Jermaine Mallett had 15 points each to lead four Missouri State players in double figures as the Bears topped Saint Louis 73-63 Saturday night.

Kyle Weems had 11 points for Missouri State (10-0), and Will Creekmore added 10.

Willie Reed had a game-high 19 points to lead Saint Louis (7-4). Christian Salecich and Justin Jordan added 15 points each for the Billikens. Salecich had three 3-pointers, and Jordan hit 8 of 10 free throws.

The Bears outrebounded Saint Louis 35-28.

Missouri State led 33-28 at halftime and built a lead as high as 13 points, 51-38, by the midpoint of the second half. Relying on two 3-pointers by Salecich and one by Jordan, the Billikens came as close as 53-49 with 7:20 to play.

But the Bears used an 8-0 run to build a 61-49 cushion with 4 1/2 minutes left and Saint Louis never got closer than seven points.






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