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Lady Bears manage win over Evansville

The No. 18 Missouri State Lady Bears took “chill Friday night” very literally and played down to their opponent, but they still won 76-62.

“I’m glad we got the dub, but there’s definitely areas that we need to improve on,” senior Alexa Willard said. “I think we’re gonna go into practice (on Saturday) and try and correct those things.”

The Evansville Purple Aces entered JQH Arena 3-21 overall and winless in their 13 previous Missouri Valley Conference games.

Still, the first half was fairly even in effort and style. Evansville scored first after the teams shared five missed shots.