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Boone hits clutch buckets late, Marshall scores 16 as Missouri St. defeats Oral Roberts 52-45

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SPRINGFIELD, Missouri — Camyn Boone scored only six points but hit a pair of clutch buckets and Missouri State collared four defensive boards late to fend off an Oral Roberts upset bid 52-45 on Monday night.

The Bears (6-6) made up a 10-point gap in the second half to defeat the Golden Eagles (4-7) for the second time in a week, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Marcus Marshall led the Bears with 16 points — 4 of 14 from the field but 7 of 9 at the line. Loomis Gerring added 10 points.

Oral Roberts never trailed in the first half, leading 31-21 at intermission, but made only four field goals after. The Golden Eagles still closed to 46-45 until Boone hit a jumper. ORU missed five shots, including four 3-point attempts, with Missouri State vacuuming all the rebounds.

Boone dunked with 33 seconds left and Marshall closed it at the line.

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