Scores

Final

Drake 82

(7-9, 1-4 MVC)

Illinois State 77

(9-8, 0-5 MVC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 12, 2013

    Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois

    1 2 T
    DRKE 32 5082
    ILST 41 3677

    Top Performers

    Drake: C. Hines 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Illinois St: J. Hill 24 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Drake 82, Illinois St. 77

    Associated Press

    NORMAL, Ill. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DRKE
    ILST
    Points 82 77
    FG Made-Attempted 28-59 (.475) 28-65 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-24 (.417) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-23 (.696) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 10

    2012-13 Season

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