Illinois State Falls 78-70 to Missouri State - Recap
Missouri State got 22 points from Jarmar Gulley en route to a 78-70 victory over Illinois State on Thursday at JQH Arena.
Missouri State won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6-point spread as favorites.
Marcus Marshall had 14 points for Missouri State and Christian Kirk chipped in with 13 points. Dorrian Williams had 9 assists for them, while Keith Pickens was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
Illinois State got a 15-point performance from Daishon Knight, who was supported by 11 points from Bobby Hunter. Paris Lee had 5 assists in a losing cause for Illinois State, while Daishon Knight grabbed 7 rebounds.
Missouri State hit the break trailing 41-31 before taking care of business in the second half.
Missouri State had a 38-37 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.