Scores

Final

Drake 72

(9-11, 3-6 MVC)

Missouri State 78

(6-15, 4-5 MVC)

Coverage: ESPN3

3:00 PM ET, January 27, 2013

JQH Arena, Springfield, Missouri

1 2 T
DRKE 28 4472
MOSU 29 4978

Top Performers

Drake: B. Simons 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Missouri State: A. Downing 26 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Missouri St. 78, Drake 72

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Anthony Downing scored 26 points to lead Missouri State to a 78-72 victory over Drake on Sunday.

Keith Pickens added 19 points and seven rebounds for the Bears (6-15, 4-5 Missouri Valley), who completed the regular-season sweep of the Bulldogs. Missouri State also won 77-65 at Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 5.

Marcus Marshall scored 12 points for Missouri State. The Bears, who shot 56 percent in the game, trailed by 10 early in the second half but took the lead for good at 58-57 on Downing's basket with 6:52 to play.

Ben Simons led Drake (9-11, 3-6) with 19 points. Micah Mason scored 17 and Seth VanDeest added 12 points for the Bulldogs, who were coming off a 74-69 home win over No. 17 Creighton on Wednesday.

The Bears are 21-1 all-time against Drake in Springfield.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DRKE
MOSU
Points 72 78
FG Made-Attempted 27-59 (.458) 27-48 (.563)
3P Made-Attempted 11-28 (.393) 6-11 (.545)
FT Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 18-27 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 10

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 5, 2013 MOSU 77, @DRKE 65Recap
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