Recap: Drake vs. Missouri State
Des Moines, IA (SportsNetwork.com) - Richard Carter scored a game-high 23 points while dishing out 11 assists to lead the Drake Bulldogs to an 84-74 victory over the Missouri State Bears in Missouri Valley Conference action at the Knapp Center.
For the Bulldogs (12-9, 3-6 MVC), Jordan Daniels added 22 points and Chris Caird scored 18, as Drake snapped a seven-game losing streak to Missouri State.
Austin Ruder scored 21 points to lead the Bears (14-7, 4-5), while Ron Mvouika finished with 13 and Jarmar Gulley chipped in with 12 points.
Drake was hot from the field to start the game, connecting on 51.9 percent of its field goal tries in the first half, including 7-of-13 from 3-point range, as it took a 38-25 lead at the break. Missouri State stayed close by making 46.2 percent of its shots from the field and 6-of-11 from beyond the arc in the half.
After intermission, the Bulldogs continued to knock down their shots, hitting on 53.8 percent from the field and a scorching 7-of-11 from deep. The Bears attempted to keep pace, shooting an even better 54.2 percent from the field, including 5-of-11 from 3-point distance. Trailing by three, 66-63, with just over five minutes to play, Drake used an 11-0 run to take the lead for good and pull away for the win.
The Bulldogs dominated on the boards, outrebounding the Bears, 34-16. Drake drained a season-high 14 3-pointers at a 58.3 percent clip.Game Notes