Truman State men’s basketball team gave Missouri State a late Halloween scare Wednesday night. The Bulldogs refused to give up and lie down for the Bears taking them to the brink of what would have been a huge upset. But it was the superior talent that took over in the final minutes of a Missouri State 75-59 win.
One thing is for sure, Barry Hinson and his Bears defense better tighten up. Truman shot better than 50 percent from the field in the second half and actually led 45-44 at one point. With under eight minutes to go, Truman only trailed by six.
Truman’s Nick Certa led all scorers with 22 points. Dale Lamberth held a team-high for MSU with 16.