Utah State rallies to beat Missouri State 69-68
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Jalen Moore scored 20 points, Shane Rector hit the game-winning free throws with three seconds left, and Utah State rallied to beat Missouri State 69-68 on Tuesday night as part of the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge.
The Bears led 51-42 in the second half after Obediah Church’s dunk, but Utah State’s Quinn Taylor tied it at 67 with a jumper with 1:51 to play.
Rector scored 12 points and had a career-high six assists. Darius Perkins scored 12 on four 3-pointers for the Aggies (6-1), who shot 10 of 23 from behind the 3-point arc. Lew Evans grabbed 11 rebounds.
Missouri State led 13-7 after Dequon Miller’s 3, but the Aggies pulled ahead late and Perkins hit a 3 with 1:15 left to put Utah State up 32-31 at halftime.
Chris Kendrix scored 17 points for the Bears (1-6) and Church added 14.