Recap: Drake vs. Illinois State
Des Moines, IA (Sports Network) - Tyler Brown scored 25 points and dished out nine assists as the Illinois State Redbirds bested the Drake Bulldogs, 94-86, in a Missouri Valley Conference conflict at the Knapp Center.
Jackie Carmichael netted 23 points, John Wilkins had 18 before fouling out and Bryant Allen chipped in 12 for Illinois State (14-10, 5-7 MVC) which has won five of its last six games.
Richard Carter scored 17 points to go with six assists, Chris Hines added 16 points, Ben Simons dropped in 13 points, Jordan Clarke had a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds and Joey King notched 11 points off the bench for Drake (11-12, 5-7) which had won three of its previous four.
At halftime it was Drake that held a 51-40 lead by shooting 54.5 percent from the field while knocking in 9-of-20 from beyond the arc. Illinois State shot at a 46.7 percent clip in the first 20 minutes.
After intermission the Bulldogs cooled to just 38.5 percent from the field. That opened the door for the Redbirds who shot 50 percent from the field and knocked down 22-of-24 attempts from the free-throw line to pull out the victory.
Illinois State had advantages of 38-20 on points in the paint, 20-10 in points off turnovers and 32-18 on points from the charity stripe.Game Notes