Stutz finished at 70-percent shooting and Walden went 10 of 10 from the free throw line. The Colonels (10-5, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference) missed just two out of 18 free throws, going 6 of 6 in the final five minutes.
The Redhawks trailed by three points with 12:48 to play, but went the next 4:12 without a basket. Jarekious Bradley made a pair of free throws to keep SE Missouri within five with 5:57 left to play. The Colonels then scored 13 straight points — Walden accounting for nine of the 13 points in the run — and held SE Missouri scoreless for 5:32, silencing any hope for a comeback.