SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Adam Leonard finished with 19 points and every Missouri State starter scored in double figures as the Bears defeated Indiana State 73-66 Saturday.
Will Creekmore added 16 points for Missouri State (18-6, 10-3 Missouri Valley), which ended the game on a 12-5 run.
Jake Odum led the Sycamores (12-12, 7-6) with 18 points and Aaron Carter had 15.
After 10 lead changes and nine ties, Leonard hit two free throws then followed with a 3-pointer to give the Bears a 66-61 advantage with 1:20 to play, and they led the rest of the way.
Kyle Weems had 13 points, Nafis Ricks 11 and Jermaine Mallett 10 for Missouri State which handed Indiana State its fifth straight loss and has won 20 of the last 21 meetings with the Sycamores in Springfield.
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