Drake vs. Missouri State: Recap and Stats

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Drake vs. Missouri State: Recap and Stats
Drake 67
(9-11, 2-7 away)
Missouri State 75
(6-15, 5-6 home)
Venue: JQH Arena
3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT, January 27, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Drake 28 44 67
Missouri State 29 49 75
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Drake B Simons 14 J Clarke 8 R Carter 3
Missouri State A Downing 14 K Pickens 4 A Downing 2

On Sunday, January 27th, Missouri State came out on top against Drake 78-72 in conference action. The Bears now have a record of 0-4 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. The Bears were led by Anthony Downing, who put up a season-high 26 points plus four assists. Keith Pickens also had an outstanding outing, scoring a career-high 19 points and adding seven rebounds. Seth VanDeest finished with 12 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs. Missouri State (6-15, 4-5 The Valley) takes on 17th-ranked Creighton (17-3, 6-2 The Valley) on Wednesday, January 30th on the road.

Missouri State Game Notes

  • MSU beat the spread by 7.0 points. That makes the 9th time this season the Bears have beaten the spread.
  • The Bears have won 100% of the time this season (4-0) after recording 75 or more total points.
  • The Bears set a season high for field goal percentage.
  • The last time MSU had a field goal percentage of 56.3% or higher was Dec 31, 2011 against Drake.
  • The Bears have turned the ball over more than their opponents in the past 4 games.
  • Missouri State has recorded fewer assists than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • This is the 11th game at home this season--MSU has a 0.5 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Anthony Downing recorded a team season high in points with 26 and field goals made with 10.
  • Anthony Downing accounted for 34.6% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Gavin Thurman and Keith Pickens) accounted for 42.4% of the rebounds.
  • Anthony Downing has led the team in scoring in 13 out of 21 games this season.
  • This marks the 6th 20-point game of Anthony Downing's career.
  • Anthony Downing has 10 straight double-digit point games.
  • Anthony Downing had a career high with 26 points.
  • Keith Pickens had career highs with 19 points and 6 field goals made.

Drake Game Notes

  • Drake lost and did not cover the spread.
  • The top two scorers (Ben Simons and Micah Mason) accounted for 53.7% of the points.
  • Jordan Clarke accounted for 37.9% of the team's rebounds.
  • Ben Simons has led the team in scoring 6 times in 20 games this season.
  • Jordan Clarke has led the team in rebounding 13 times in 20 games this season.
  • Jordan Clarke recorded the 18th double-digit rebound game of his career.
DRAKE PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ASeth VanDeest191280001
AJordan Clarke359114101
AMicah Mason311724000
ABen Simons361941102
B-Jeremy Jeffers20631000
CJoey King8211000
DChris Hines30402003
DRichard Carter15301002
-Gary Ricks Jr.4000000
MSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Anthony Downing322634102
A+Keith Pickens281971220
BNathan Scheer28831000
BMarcus Marshall351222002
BGavin Thurman30972003
C+Drew Wilson27261010
C-D. Williams14230001
-Bruce Marshall4000011

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