- Associated Press - Sunday, December 13, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - James Woodard made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points, and Tulsa held off a second-half rally to beat Missouri State 70-61 on Sunday.

Rashad Smith scored a season-high 12 points, Shaquille Harrison added 11 with six assists, and Tulsa (7-3) made 28 of 65 field goals (43 percent) but were outrebounded 43-38.

Trailing by 10 at halftime, Missouri State rallied to within 60-57 on Ryan Kreklow’s jumper with 4:08 left, but Smith hit a layup to spark an 8-2 run Tulsa used to close out the game.

Tulsa took control with a 16-3 run in which Woodard scored seven points for a 28-14 lead. Woodard scored 17 in the half and Tulsa led 38-28 at intermission.

Chris Kendrix scored 17, and Kreklow and Dequon Miller had 11 apiece for the Bears (3-6), who shot 32 percent and made 3 of 17 3-pointers.

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