YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Anthony Downing scored 16 points, including the go-ahead basket with 2:45 to play, and Missouri State defeated Eastern Michigan 57-54 on Saturday.
Marcus Marshall added 11 points for the Bears (9-20), who trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half in the nonconference game.
Derek Thompson led the Eagles (12-15) with 19 points, going 4 for 6 from 3-point range.
J.R. Sims, who scored 11 points, made a 3-pointer just before halftime to send Eastern Michigan into the break with a 29-21 lead. The Eagles were in control most of the second half but Missouri State finally took the lead thanks to a late 16-2 run that included Downing's basket that made it 48-47.
Chattanooga women's basketball coach Jim Foster has received a one-year contract extension, the same day the school gave the men's coach a two-year extension.
With his floor general gone to the NBA, Kentucky coach John Calipari is using this offseason to improve his physical condition.
Chattanooga men's basketball coach Matt McCall has received a two-year contract extension after leading the Mocs to an NCAA tournament appearance in his debut season.