Neil Plank tapped in a missed shot with three seconds remaining as Illinois State scored the final eight points of the game to edge the Drake Bulldogs 59-58 in Missouri Valley Conference action in Des Moines. The Bulldogs led the game 58-51 with a minute-10 remaining. Drake coach Tom Davis on his post-game show on KRNT in Des Moines says getting beaten on a second chance shot is one of the toughest things. But he says they had plenty of opportunities to shut them down and couldn’t get it done. Back-to-back turnovers led to consecutive three pointers by Illinois State and Dave Bancroft missed the front end of a one and one which allowed the Redbirds the chance to take the lead. Davis says Illinois State has been finding a way to win games with their experienced guards.Drake falls to 3-8 in the Valley and 7-12 overall.
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