Marcus Marshall scores a career-high 19 points in loss to nationally-ranked WSU
Anthony Downing has 7 points early despite sitting most of the first half with 2 fouls
Missouri State trails Bradley 35-20 at the intermission at Carver Arena in Peoria
Missouri State overcomes a 16-point road deficit in Peoria, but Bradley banks in an off-balance trey at the horn
Gavin Thurman scores a game-high 18 points for Missouri State, while Downing added 12
A solid off-season work regimen has seen Bruce Marshall build size and confidence while sharpening his skills in the low post. His experience in the low post and long-range shooting ability make him a dual threat on the offensive end.
Played in 26 games as a true freshman with a pair of starts ... Made first MVC Tournament appearance in first-round win over Southern Illinois (3/7/13) ... Logged 7 minutes and his second career assist at Illinois State (2/27/13) ... Had a rebound in 5 minutes of work in BracketBusters win at Eastern Michigan (2/23/13) ...At No. 22 Wichita State (2/9/13), he knocked down 2-of-3 shots with a 3-pointer (2/9/13) ... Was 2-for-2 at the line and fouled out for the first time in his career at No. 17/21 Creighton (1/30/13) ... Notched a blocked shot for second straight game in home win over Drake (1/27/13) ... Tallied first career block vs. No. 20 Wichita State (1/23/13) ... Played 12 minutes at Bradley (1/19/13) and was 2-for-2 from 3-point range to account for a team-high 6 points in the first half ... Knocked down a 3-pointer off the bench at Indiana State (1/16/13) ... Played 10 minutes and scored his first points (2) in Valley play vs. No. 11/13 Creighton (1/11/13) ... Earned the starting call for the second game in a row and turned in 3 rebounds at New Mexico State (12/22/12) ... In first career start, he produced 4 points, 3 rebounds and a pair of charity shots at Alabama A&M (12/18/12) ... Had 3 points and 2 rebounds at No. 22/23 Oklahoma State (12/8/12) ... Scored 3 points with a 3-pointer and 2 rebounds vs. South Carolina (11/24/12) ... Played season-high 19 minutes against SMU (11/25/12) ... Had a breakout effort against Malone (11/21/12) with 9 points on 4-of-7 shooting, a 3-pointer and 4 rebounds ... Snagged a pair of rebounds in collegiate debut vs. Philander Smith (11/9/12) ... During 2012 summer foreign tour of Costa Rica, he averaged 8.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in four contests with team highs in free throws (11) and free throw attempts (17) to go with 7 steals ... Had two double-figure games in Costa Rica, including a 10-point, 9-rebound effort against Abogados (8/9/12) ... Named to MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll for spring 2013 semester.
High School: Averaged 28.9 points, 12.0 rebounds and 6.8 blocks with 58 three-pointers as a senior for Coach Chris Kendrick and Fayette (Mo.) High in 2011-12 ... Was a consensus Missouri Class 2 All-State first teamer, Parade magazine All-America selection, and was named Mid-Missouri Player of the Year by the Columbia Tribune ... Also landed first-team all-conference and all-district honors, named to KMZU Dream Team and KRES All-Stars ... Senior highlights include: 45 points against Hallsville (12/19/11), a triple-double of 18 points, 17 rebounds and 14 blocks against Stover (1/3/12); 31 points in win over Sweet Springs (1/5/12); 27 points, 15 rebounds and 7 blocks against Sturgeon in finals of New Franklin Invitational (1/7/12); eclipsed 1,000 career points with a 37-point effort vs. Slater (1/10/12); 37 points and 20 rebounds against Harrisburg (1/16/12); 31 points, 7 blocks and 7 boards in win over Marceline (1/31/12); 50 points on 21-of-26 shooting with 7 three-pointers and 10 blocks vs. Paris (2/5/12); 32 points, 10 rebounds, 7 blocks vs. Salisbury (2/10/12) ... Falcons finished 16-9 his senior season ... Averaged 11.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game as a junior, while earning all-district and all-conference laurels along with KMZU Dream Team distinction ... Team finished 19-6 in 2010-11 ... Also notched 11.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game as an upstart sophomore on a 21-7 squad ... Earned first-team all-conference and KMZU Dream Team honors as a sophomore in 2009-10 ... Entered high school as a 6-foot-1 shooting guard ... He was a member of the Rameybasketball AAU club ... Signed a National Letter of Intent to play with the Bears during the early signing period on Nov. 9, 2011 ... Recruited by former MSU assistant Kyle Smithpeters.
Personal: Bruce K. Marshall was born 3/20/94 in Brunswick, Maine ... Son of Kent and Deborah Marshall of Fayette, Mo. ... Undecided on academic major, but plans to pursue a career in sports management ... Selected Missouri State over fellow suitors Air Force and UMKC.