Scores

Final

Drake 78

(8-14, 4-10 MVC)

Missouri State 85

(14-8, 8-6 MVC)

2:05 PM ET, February 12, 2005

1 2 T
DRKE 36 4278
MOSU 48 3785

Top Performers

Drake: C. Bryant 18 Pts, 1 Stl

Missouri State: B. Ahearn 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

SMS 85, Drake 78

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Blake Ahearn came off the bench to score 21 points to lead Southwest Missouri to its seventh straight win, beating Drake University 85-78 Saturday.

Drake (8-1, 4-10 in Missouri Valley Conference), which trailed by as many as 14 in the first half, got to within one with 3:51 left in the game but didn't score a field goal the rest of the way.

The Bulldogs opened the second half with a 17-7 run to cut Southwest Missouri's 48-36 halftime lead to 55-53 with 13:57 left. The Bears (14-8, 8-6) held Drake to two baskets and a free throw over the next 5:10 while scoring 13 to take a 68-58 lead with 8:18 remaining.

Drake used its full-court press to go on a 14-5 run and trail 73-72 with 3:51 on a 3-ponter by Nick Grant as the shot clock expired.

Tamarr Maclin, who played less than two minutes in the first half because of foul trouble, made a field goal and two free throws to give Southwest Missouri a 77-72 lead with 2:20 left. The two teams traded free throws the rest of the way.

Southwest Missouri was 55.6 percent from the field (25 of 45) while Drake made just 38.7 percent (24 of 62).

Deke Thompson had 15 points for Southwest Missouri. Kellen Easley scored 13 and Maclin finished with 11.

Chris Bryant led Drake with 18. Pete Eggers had 12. Grant, Lonnie Randolph and David Brancroft added 10 each.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DRKE
MOSU
Points 78 85
FG Made-Attempted 24-62 (.387) 25-45 (.556)
3P Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 9-19 (.474)
FT Made-Attempted 23-31 (.742) 26-35 (.743)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 12

2004-05 Season

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