Drake 72
Swmissouri 78
Date of game: 1/27/2013

Recap: Missouri State vs. Drake

Springfield, MO (Sports Network) - Anthony Downing poured in 26 points to lead the Missouri State Bears to a 78-72 decision over the Drake Bulldogs in Missouri Valley Conference action at JQH Arena.

Downing went 10-of-17 from the field and also dished out a team-high four assists for Missouri State (6-15, 4-5 MVC) as it snapped a four-game losing streak. Keith Pickens added 19 points to go along with seven rebounds, while Marcus Marshall tallied 12 points.

Ben Simons paced the Bulldogs (9-11, 3-6) with 19 points. Micah Mason and Seth VanDeest scored 17 and 12 points, respectively, while Jordan Clark posted nine points, 11 boards, and four assists.

The Bears took a 24-14 lead with 8:37 left in the opening half after Downing drained a jumper, but Drake scored the next 11 points to jump in front by a point. Missouri State answered and took a 29-28 lead into the intermission after it outscored the visitors, 14-4, in the paint before the break.

Drake came out of halftime with some intensity and built a 39-29 advantage by scoring 11 consecutive points to begin the second stanza. Later, Pickens made a pair of free throws before stripping Simons and converting the turnover into a dunk that capped off a 9-0 run and gave the Bears a 56-55 lead with 7:39 left to go. The Bears then led by no fewer than five points the final 3:25 of regulation. Missouri State's bench outscored the Bulldogs' reserves, 19-5, in the final 20 minutes to help the hosts jump back in front.

The Bears outscored Drake, 18-7, at the charity stripe and also, 34-24, in the paint in the game.

Game Notes

Lafayette, Scheuerman run past Lehigh in 150th meeting

The 150th series meeting between Lafayette and Lehigh was held at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, but Lafayette's Ross Scheuerman was ready for Broadway on Saturday.

NASCAR News
Kahne gets three-year extension from Hendrick

Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.

Browns activate Josh Gordon

The Cleveland Browns activated wide receiver Josh Gordon on Saturday, a day before he is set to make his season debut against Atlanta.

Dodgers acquire Bolsinger from D-backs

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired right- handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday for cash considerations.

Oilers' Pouliot out indefinitely with broken foot

Edmonton Oilers forward Benoit Pouliot is out indefinitely after suffering a broken foot in Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils, the team announced during the second intermission.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.