The SMS bears had a 20-point lead but had to hold on, beating Indiana State 69-63 at the Hammons Center. Freshman Blake Ahearn had 18 points and Merrill Andrews had 17 as the Bears improved to 11-5 overall and 3-2 in the Missouri Valley conference…Michael Watson had 21 points as UMKC topped Western Illinois 85-50 at Kemper. UMKC is 8-7 overall and 3-1 in the Mid Con Conference…SEMO won its second game in three days with an 81-75 win over Tennessee State. Derek Winans had 22 points and the Indians improved to 9-6 and 2-2 in the Ohio Valley conference.