SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP)Keandre Cook had a career-high 31 points as Missouri State topped Alabama State 59-50 on Sunday.
Cook sank 9 of 13 shots, including 6 for 7 on 3-pointers, and all seven of his free throws for Missouri State (1-1). The rest of the Bears made just 13 of 39 shots (33%) from the floor, including 1 for 12 from 3-point range. Tulio Da Silva had 14 rebounds to help Missouri State win the rebound battle 40-27.
Kevin Holston led the Hornets (0-2) with 11 points. Alabama State shot just 32% from the floor and missed 15 of 20 from distance. Hornets’ leading scorer Jacoby Ross was held to two points.
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