SPRINGFIELD, Mo–The Missouri State Bears are looking to bounce back after their first loss of the season. Sunday in our bear nation report MSU hosting North Dakota State.
In the first half the kick out to Alize Johnson and he knocks down the three. Johnson had 17 points, 10 rebounds.
Later Johnson leading the fast break and dishes it to Jarred Dixon for the two. Bears take a 14-4 lead.
Still in the first the Bison’s Khy Kabellis flips it in from the paint. That cuts it to a 26-15 game.
In the second half the Bears would turn their defense into offense. Dequon Miller strips it. Then gets the and one going the other way. Big time play from Miller. He had 12 points. That makes it 46-33.
Later what’s a Missouri State highlight without an Obediah Church dunk. He slams it home. Bears win a low scoring game 64-50 the final from the Q.
“Up to this point, if a guy has been at the top of our scouting report, we haven’t been able to shut those guys down. Today, I thought Kreklow and the team did a good job on Paul Miller, as well as AJ Jacobson. Our defense was the best it’s been all year against a very disciplined team, a team that is going to have a very good year. It was our worst offensive performance and yet our defense won us the game and that is what we are looking for,” said Bears head coach Paul Lusk.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo–Sunday night the Missouri State volleyball team officially got an NCAA tournament bid. Making that their 12th tournament appearance in program history.
The team gathered for a private watch party as they found out who they drew in the brackets. The Bears are off to Manhattan, Kansas and will play Ohio State this Friday at 5:00 p.m.
Missouri State won the regular season Valley title and came in second place at the conference tournament. The Bears also picked up numerous end of the year awards including, Valley Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and Freshman of the Year.
“I like the fact that we have played Ohio State before. Obviously we were home and beat them in five, but I know they have gotten better since then and so have we. The good thing is that we are familiar with them, but we know that it will be a very tough matchup,” said Melissa Stokes.
“I am especially excited for our seniors. It was a bitter sweet ending losing the Valley Championship match to Wichita State for the second straight year, but I think this has definitely given us new life. I am excited to see us in practice this week, how it will fuel us, get to that second round, and fuel us in the tournament,” said Lily Johnson.
DENVER — With six games remaining in the season, the AFC West has proven to be one of the toughest divisions in the entire league.
Sunday night, the 7-3 Chiefs traveled to the 7-3 Broncos in a battle for second place in the West.
And in one of the wildest games I’ve ever seen, the Chiefs tied it late in regulation with a two point conversion.
Then in the finals seconds of overtime.
Cairo Santos banked in thh game winning field goal.
Chiefs win in OT, 30-27.