TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Tulio Da Silva had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead Missouri State to a 72-57 victory over Indiana State on Tuesday night.
The Bears (7-9, 1-2 Missouri Valley Conference) broke a two-game skid while Indiana State (9-6, 1-2) has lost three of its last four games each by double-digits.
Da Silva was 10 of 13 from the floor, had three assists and blocked two shots. Jarred Dixon added 16 points, five rebounds and five steals. Keandre Cook chipped in with 13 points. The trio made 21 of the Bears' 27 field goals.
Missouri State closed the first half on a 21-10 run for a 37-28 lead at the break. Indiana State tied the game at 44, and trailed just 57-53 with 8:37 remaining before the Bears finished on a 15-4 run.
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