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What we learned from Missouri State basketball's thrilling victory over Murray State

Missouri State returned home to JQH Arena after nearly a month on the road while playing its most difficult portion of the non-conference schedule.

And Tuesday night's game turned out to be a thriller in the end.

The Bears (4-5) came away with the 71-69 win over Murray State thanks to the late-game heroics from senior guard Keandre Cook.

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The win paved the way for Missouri State to have an opportunity to finish a difficult non-conference schedule with a winning record.