Springfield, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcus Marshall knocked in 19 points as the Missouri State Bears pulled off an, 81-78, last second win over the instate rival Southeast Missouri State Redhawks at JQH Arena.
Marshall shot 5-of-11 from the field, including 3-of-6 from the 3-point range for the Bears (10-2). Jarmar Gulley tallied 15 points, shooting 6-of-14 from the floor. Emmanuel Addo added another 11 points and eight rebounds.
Jarekious Bradley and Tyler Stone both recorded double-doubles for the Redhawks (8-5). Bradley scored 26 points on 8-of-17 from the floor and grabbed 10 rebounds. Stone scored 22 points on 8-of-15 from the field and pulled down 11 rebounds. Antonius Cleveland also contributed 17 points before fouling out.
The Bears shot 40 percent from the floor in the first half to the Redhawks' 33.3 percent. The Redhawks also struggled at the free-throw line, shooting just 5-of-9. MSU led, 37-24, at the end of the half.
The Redhawks improved to shoot 48.6 percent from the floor in the second half, including 7-of-13 from 3-point range, but the Bears were even better at 51.7 percent. With four seconds remaining, a Bradley jumper tied the game at 78, before a 3-pointer at the other end by Dorrian Williams won the game for the Bears as time expired.
The Bears outscored the Redhawks in the paint, 38-22, and in second-chance points, 20-10, in a game that ended up coming down to the wire.