Missouri State University was at home at JQH Arena Sunday, hosting Hampton in the kick off to the Corpus Christi Challenge.
The Bears are trying to remain undefeated on the season. And it was a good start.
In the first half ...a nice dish to Christian Kirk. With the reverse, that makes it 16-12 Bears.
Then Pirates' Lawrence Cooks misses but Du'Vaughn Maxwell with the second chance tip in, making it 18-16 Bears. But more importantly, on that play the Bears' Keith Pickens would hurt his knee.
And to make matters worse on a different play in the 1st half, Marcus Marshall also goes down with a knee injury. Bears keeping going even with out their key players. Devon Thomas gets the hoop that makes it 34-27.
Second half action... Pirates' Deron Powers gets the shot before the shot clock expires. 56-44, MSU leads.
Later, Gulley doing his thing - he gets the basket he had 23 points on the night.
Bears win it 81-67.
Bears coach Paul Lusk talks about his injured players. "We'll see where they are at. As of right now, it will probably be extended time that they are out. They don't think it will be anything serious, but I have heard that before with Jamar. So I think there will be MRI's tomorrow and we will go from there. I have seen that happen before and then guys kind of go in the tank and they get shell shocked. And I didn't want that to happen. So I was kind of drving our guys, trying to get them to really play hard and I was pleased with their effort."
The St. Louis Cardinals have certainly been busy making headlines.
Sunday they agree to a contract with free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta.
It is a four year contract deal for $53 million, pending a physical.
Peralta is 31 years old and coming off of a 107 game season with the Detroit Tigers last year.
He served a 50 game suspension because of ties to the Bio Genesis clinic in Florida.
In his 107 games played, he hit .303 with 30 doubles, 11 homers and 55 RBI's.
In the NFL Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs at home against the San Diego Chargers - trying to bounce back after their first loss of the season to Denver last week.
And in a game that saw 8 lead changes, Phillip Rivers would lead the Chargers to a late victory in the 4th quarter.
Chargers hand the chiefs thier second loss, 41-38.
And the Rrams were at home against the Chicago Bears.
They run all over the Bears - the Rams with 258 rushing yards.
Rams win 42-21.