SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Nafis Ricks hit a pair of free throws with 3 seconds left Saturday, helping Missouri State overcome a 10-point second-half deficit and beat Nevada 62-60 in a nonconference BracketBusters series game.
The Bears (18-10) trailed 55-45 when Nevada's Armon Johnson scored on a dunk with 6:32 remaining. Missouri State tied the game at 57 with a 12-2 run that was capped by Will Creekmore's jump shot with 3:03 remaining. Creekmore had six points during the run.
Ricks scored the game-winner when he was fouled while rebounding a miss from teammate Adam Leonard as the Bears worked for the last shot.
Kyle Weems led Missouri State with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Creekmore and Leonard had 11 points each.
Luke Babbitt led Nevada (16-10) with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Johnson added 15 points.