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Iowa State Downs Drake 86-77 - Match Report

Melvin Ejim scored 21 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Iowa State over Drake, 86-77, on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.

Bettors who backed Iowa State were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 7.5 at sportsbooks.

Iowa State got 17 points from Will Clyburn and another 13 points from Chris Babb. Melvin Ejim contributed 4 assists, while Melvin Ejim cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Drake got 18 points from Seth VanDeest in a losing cause and another 13 points from Ben Simons. Ben Simons contributed 4 assists for them, while Jordan Clarke had 7 rebounds.

Iowa State led at halftime, 37-33.

The rebound battle favored Iowa State as they grabbed 45 boards, while Drake only had 30.