Drake vs Illinois State Final: 82-77 - Recap
|Drake vs Illinois State Final: 82-77 - Recap|
Drake grabbed an 82-77 win over Illinois State on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Ben Simons at Redbird Arena.
Drake was a 12-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.
Chris Hines had 23 points for Drake and Jordan Clarke chipped in with 16 points. Joey King had 4 assists for them, while Jordan Clarke was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Illinois State got a 24-point performance from Johnny Hill, who was supported by 22 points from Bryant Allen. Bryant Allen had 4 assists in a losing cause for Illinois State, while Jackie Carmichael grabbed 12 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Illinois State were victorious, as the score was 41-32 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Drake as they grabbed 38 boards, while Illinois State only had 36.