Missouri St sneaks by Arkansas-Little Rock, 73-68

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Austin Ruder scored 23 points, including hitting 7 of 10 from 3-point range, to lead Missouri State to a 73-68 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Thursday night.

With the score tied at 61 with 3:48 remaining, Missouri State scored six straight points over the next minute and a half to grab control of the game. Little Rock would not get within four for the rest of the night.

Marcus Marshall added 18 points and Dorrian Williams finished with 10 for the Bears (4-3).

Mareik Isom led Little Rock with 14 points, hitting 4 of 5 from the field in just 15 minutes off the bench. James White finished with 13 points and Ben Dillard added 11 for the Trojans (4-2).

Both teams shot the ball well, each finishing at 47 percent from the field and over 40 percent from 3-point range.

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