Creekmore finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds and Adam Leonard had 12 points for the Bears (17-4, 9-1 Missouri Valley), who have won 11 of 12.
Trailing 62-61 with 2:54 remaining, Missouri State scored the next seven points to take its largest lead, 68-62 with 43 seconds to play. Drake rallied to make it 71-70 with 7 seconds remaining before Nafis Ricks hit two free throws and Rayvonte Rice missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
The game was close throughout. Neither team led by more than seven, and there were 16 lead changes and six ties.