The Drake Bulldogs try to snap a four game losing skid this evening at home against Southern Illinois. Both teams are 6-9 in the Missouri Valley and Drake coach Mark Phelps says the Salukis are a better team than when the Bulldogs won the first matchup. He says he likes their team and depth and the way they are playing.
Phelps says he is glad they are at home and will need the home advantage. Drake has lost several close games and Phelps says the Bulldogs need to play better at crunch time. He says they have not finished well and made winning plays in the last few minutes of the games, while keeping their opponents from making the plays.
Phelps says they are looking to build some momentum in the final games heading to the conference tournament.