Missouri State dispatches NAIA neighbor William Woods, 77-56

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Camyn Boone scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Missouri State picked up its first win of the season in its home opener, dispatching William Woods, 77-56 Friday.

The Bears built an 11-point lead on the NAIA school from nearby Fulton and cruised to their first win in five games to start the season. Missouri State is 33-1 in home openers since joining Division I for the 1982-83 season, and has won 13 straight.

Chris Kendrix scored 12 points for Missouri State while Dequon Miller and Jarred Dixon added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

The Bears shot 40.8 percent from the field (29 of 71) and converted just 4 of 20 attempts from beyond the arc.

Bryan DeGeare scored 15 points to lead the Owls, who converted 16 of 57 shots from the field (28.1 percent), including 7 of 30 from distance.

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