Dorrian Williams hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Missouri State (10-2) an 81-78 win over Southeast Missouri State at JQH Arena in Springfield. Williams caught an in-bounds pass and dribbled to the top of the key where he got a shot off with 0.6 seconds left. The ball banked off the glass and went in to secure MSU’s eighth-straight home win.
Marcus Marshall led MSU with 19 points, while Jarmar Gulley scored 15, and Emmanuel Addo added 11 points and a team-high 8 rebounds. SEMO (8-5) was led by Jarekious Bradley with 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Tyler Stone added 22 points and 11 boards.
The Bears overcame a season-high 16 turnovers, including 11 in the second half, and shot a respectable 45.8 percent (27-of-59) from the field and 8-of-20 (.400) from long range. MSU struggled at the line in the second half, making just 10-of-15 overall and 3-of-7 in the final 7:02, to finish 19-of-28 (.679) for the game.
The Redhawks, after making a season-low eight field goals (8-of-24) in the first half, heated up to shoot 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from three-point range in the game’s final 20 minutes. Southeast also added 13-of-17 free throws in the second half.