Scores

Final

Illinois State 59

(13-5, 4-3 MVC)

Drake 69

(8-11, 3-4 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, January 17, 2010

    Knapp Center, Des Moines, Iowa

    1 2 T
    ILST 15 4459
    DRKE 35 3469

    Top Performers

    Illinois St: O. Eldridge 26 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl

    Drake: A. Templeton 17 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Stl

    Drake 69, Illinois St. 59

    Associated Press

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Josh Young scored 18 points and Adam Templeton finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds as Drake defeated Illinois State 69-59 Sunday night.

    The Bulldogs (8-11, 3-4 Missouri Valley) took command of the game early then held on in the closing minutes.

    Osiris Eldridge scored 26 points, all in the second half, to lead the Redbirds (13-5, 4-3).

    Drake, which never trailed, took a 16-6 lead on a 3-pointer by Templeton with 7:31 left in the first half and led by double digits the rest of the way. The Bulldogs were up 35-15 at halftime and then scored the first five points of the second half for their largest advantage, 40-15.

    Illinois State put together runs of 10-1 and 9-3 in the second half but couldn't get any closer than 12 until the final minute.

    Ryan Wedel added 14 points for Drake.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILST
    DRKE
    Points 59 69
    FG Made-Attempted 21-57 (.368) 23-51 (.451)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-25 (.320) 9-27 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-9 (1.000) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 25

    2009-10 Season

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