Missouri State had four players score in double figures and forced 19 Arkansas State turnovers to turn back the Red Wolves 77-46 before a small crowd of 2,353 in Jonesboro, AR.
The Bears got 15 points off the bench from Anthony Downing behind three three-pointers, while Caleb Patterson scored 14. Kyle Weems (10) and Michael Bizoukas were also in double figures for MSU (2-0).
MSU’s biggest lead of the night came on a last-second layup by walk-on Tomie Aromona to make the final margin of 31. MSU shot 44.8 percent from the field with seven three-pointers, while ASU shot shot 29.4 percent for the game.
The Bears’ bench outscored the ASU reserves by a 31-6 margin.