Missouri St. opened its schedule in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 78-56 road loss to Creighton Wednesday night. The Bears, which hit 45 percent of their three pointers coming into the game, converted just 2-of-14 shots from behind the arc against the Bluejays. Scoring in general proved to be a struggle for the Bears on Wednesday, with just a 34.5 percent mark from the floor.
Despite their struggles, MSU trailed by just six points at the half, but the Bluejays poured it on over the final 20 minutes by outscoring the Bears 42-26. Four Creighton players scored in double-digits, with Johnny Mathies and Anthony Tolliver scoring 18 apiece. Tolliver is a graduate of Springfield Kickapoo High School.
Blake Ahearn had 13 to lead the Bears in the losing cause.
With the loss, Missouri St. dropped to 6-2, while Creighton improved to 7-2.