Missouri State got a career-high 31 points from Kyle Weems, the reigning Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, as the Bears beat 19th ranked Creighton 77-65, snapping the Bluejays 16 game home winning streak.
Anthony Downing was 11-for-14 from the field, and added a career-best 26 for the Bears. It was Missouri State’s sixth straight win over Creighton. It was also the Bears first-ever road win against a ranked opponent.
Doug McDermott led the Bluejays with 19 points and 12 rebounds, but Missouri State did an excellent job of using a smaller lineup and taking away Creighton’s inside play. Jays Center Gregory Echinique was ineffective all night. He played 20 minutes with only four points and three rebounds. He only took two shots from the field and the only one he made was a dunk.
Missouri State gets to 8-5 overall and Creighton falls to 10-2.