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Final

Illinois State 60

(11-7, 3-4 MVC)

Drake 77

(11-7, 4-3 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:05 PM ET, January 15, 2012

    Knapp Center, Des Moines, Iowa

    1 2 T
    ILST 33 2760
    DRKE 41 3677

    Top Performers

    Illinois State: J. Ekey 11 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Drake: B. Simons 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

    Drake 77, Illinois St. 60

    Associated Press

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILST
    DRKE
    Points 60 77
    FG Made-Attempted 20-57 (.351) 27-48 (.563)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-26 (.346) 9-21 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 14-22 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 17

    2011-12 Season

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