Clay, Mogbo lead Missouri State past Belmont


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – Donovan Clay scored 18 points to lead Missouri State and Jonathan Mogbo finished an alley-oop dunk with 8.9 seconds left as the Bears knocked off Belmont 61-59 on Wednesday night.

Clay had six rebounds and five assists for the Bears (13-12, 9-6 Missouri Valley Conference). Kendle Moore scored 15 points while going 5 of 15 (5 for 13 from distance). Damien Mayo Jr. recorded nine points and finished 4 of 7 from the field.

Ben Sheppard led the Bruins (17-9, 10-5) in scoring, finishing with 14 points and three steals. Cade Tyson added 12 points for Belmont. Keishawn Davidson also had eight points.

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