Gulley Leads Bears Over Aces

Published 01/22 2014 04:42PM

Updated 01/22 2014 06:34PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The Missouri State Bears snapped a three game losing skid Tuesday night at JQH Arena.

And stayed in the upper division of the Valley conference with the 64-61 win over Evansville.

Evansville owned the lead for the first 20 minutes.

But the Bears would battle back.

Senior forward Jarmar Gulley had a double, double with a career high 26 points and 12 rebounds.

He scored 15 of his points at the end of the first half when the Bears clawed back into the game.

Gulley has stepped up in the absence of Keith Pickens and Marcus Marshall averaging nearly 20 points per game in the last five contests. 

"Everybody knows it's hard to win away games in the Valley," said Bears forward Jarmar Gulley.  "So, I think it's a big game for us because it was a home game.  And you want to win those home games because you never know what will happen in the away games.."

"It's just one of those grind it out games," said Evansville coach Marty Simmons.  "We really struggled to keep them off the glass. Gulley's a heck of a player.  He's a warrior out there.  He's a leader.  He does a lot of the little things."

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