Missouri Valley Conference Tournament - Illinois State vs Missouri State Wrap - Missouri State Wins 53-48
Missouri State grabbed a 53-48 win over Illinois State on Friday, behind a 21-point effort from Austin Ruder at Scottrade Center.
Missouri State was an underdog by1 point and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.
Missouri State got 8 points from Jarmar Gulley and another 7 points from Devon Thomas. Dorrian Williams contributed 5 assists, while Keith Pickens cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.
Illinois State got 25 points from Zach Lofton in a losing cause and another 6 points from Bobby Hunter. Paris Lee contributed 3 assists for them, while Reggie Lynch had 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Missouri State were victorious, as the score was 22-17 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Missouri State as they grabbed 45 boards, while Illinois State only had 36.