Downing, Missouri State beat Indiana State 69-63
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Anthony Downing scored 17 points and Missouri State rallied in the second half to beat Indiana State 69-63 on Saturday.
Kyle Weems added 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds for the Bears (10-6, 3-1 Missouri Valley). Jarmar Gulley scored 13 and Michael Bizoukas 12 for Missouri State, which converted 24 of 47 shots (51 percent).
Indiana State enjoyed a 31-20 lead late in the first half, was up 33-26 at intermission and was still ahead 43-34 when Lathan scored with 13:40 to play.
But the Bears went on an 11-1 run over the next 3 minutes and took a 45-44 lead on Gulley's layup with 10:39 left. They never trailed after that.
Indiana State was limited to 37.5 percent shooting (21 of 56).
Updated January 7, 2012