Missouri State Bears (9-9, 5-3 MVC) at Drake Bulldogs (14-5, 5-3 MVC)
Des Moines, Iowa; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Missouri State plays the Drake Bulldogs after Donovan Clay scored 21 points in Missouri State’s 64-62 win against the Indiana State Sycamores.
The Bulldogs have gone 9-0 at home. Drake is fifth in the MVC with 30.9 points per game in the paint led by Issa Samake averaging 8.0.
The Bears have gone 5-3 against MVC opponents. Missouri State is sixth in the MVC shooting 33.4% from deep. James Graham paces the Bears shooting 46.4% from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Darnell Brodie is averaging 8.5 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Tucker DeVries is averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Drake.
Clay is averaging 10 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists for the Bears. Chance Moore is averaging 11.8 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 45.9% over the past 10 games for Missouri State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bulldogs: 6-4, averaging 71.9 points, 35.1 rebounds, 14.0 assists, 4.8 steals and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 62.9 points per game.
Bears: 5-5, averaging 67.0 points, 31.4 rebounds, 11.0 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.9 points.
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