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Drake 77, Illinois St. 60


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Ben Simons scored 21 points Sunday night and Drake won its third in a row, beating Illinois State 77-60.

Rayvonte Rice added 14 points, Kurt Alexander scored 13 and Kraidon Woods had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs (11-7, 4-3 Missouri Valley), who are 9-1 at home.

Drake only trailed after Illinois State scored the first basket, then the Bulldogs ran off eight straight points. Simons had 15 points in the first half and Drake led 41-33 at the break.

Nic Moore led Illinois State (11-7, 3-4) with 12 points. Jon Ekey and Tyler Brown added 11 for the Redbirds, who have lost three straight. Bryant Allen, who had 29 points on Friday in an 87-78 loss to No. 23 Creighton, was held to six points on Sunday.

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Illinois State Redbirds
J. Ekey, F354-70-021211
J. Carmichael, F304-81-28249
T. Brown, G314-130-132111
N. Moore, G313-114-424312
J. Wilkins, G191-34-41016
B. Allen202-62-22136
A. Cousin181-50-23203
J. Hill90-10-01110
J. Threloff71-30-04012
Z. Upshaw00-00-00000
Totals 20-5711-1528131660
Drake Bulldogs
B. Simons, F407-123-342021
J. Jeffers, F342-40-04015
J. Clarke, F50-00-03010
R. Rice, G236-102-433314
K. Madison, G201-30-04533
K. Woods293-35-10121211
K. Alexander195-92-310213
A. Hawley152-60-03256
D. Smith121-12-23004
C. Parker30-00-00010
Totals 27-4814-2237131877
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-127-311
N. Iowa16-227-314
Illinois St.11-719-1177
Indiana St.11-715-15178
Missouri St.5-1311-19228
So. Illinois4-1411-20285
Other games
GU 69 Final
St John's 49
Indiana 63 Final
Ohio St 80
DUKE 73 Final
S Illinois 71 Final