Drake vs Illinois State

Drake 82, Illinois St. 77

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NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Chris Hines and Ben Simons scored 23 points apiece as Drake defeated Illinois State 82-78 Saturday night.

Jordan Clarke added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (7-9, 1-4 Missouri Valley), who snapped a four-game losing streak. Joey King had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Johnny Hill had a career-high 24 points (all in the second half), Bryant Allen added 22 and Jackie Carmichael had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Illinois State (9-8, 0-5), which has lost five straight.

Drake trailed for most of the first half, falling behind 41-32 at halftime, but opened the second half with a 25-6 run to take a 57-47 lead with 12:43 remaining.

The Redbirds got as close as 77-73 on Hill's three-point play with 37 seconds left, but Drake hit 5 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to close it out.

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Scoreboard
Drake (7-9) «325082
Illinois State (9-8)413677
 
Drake Bulldogs
B. Simons, F397-135-753323
J. Clarke, F317-72-4110416
S. VanDeest, C141-41-20033
C. Hines, G369-171-343123
M. Mason, G301-43-31346
J. King313-94-4114211
R. Carter120-40-01210
J. Jeffers60-10-00010
D. Ugbede10-00-00000
Totals 28-5916-2338151982
 47.5%69.6% 
Illinois State Redbirds
J. Carmichael, F338-173-4121119
J. Ekey, F242-80-02115
B. Allen, G358-141-214022
J. Hill, G347-1210-1293124
K. Keane, G251-40-10332
J. Wilkins262-70-04155
A. Cousin70-20-02230
N. Zeisloft70-10-01000
J. Threloff60-00-01010
Z. Upshaw30-00-00030
Totals 28-6514-1936151877
 43.1%73.7% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Wichita St.18-035-1
Indiana St.12-623-11
N. Iowa10-816-15
Missouri St.9-920-13
Illinois St.9-918-16
So. Illinois9-914-19
Bradley7-1112-20
Drake6-1215-16
Evansville6-1214-19
Loyola-Chi.4-1410-22
 
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