The Drake Bulldogs return to Missouri Valley Conference action when they host Missouri State. The Bulldogs are 3-8 in the Valley after a win over UNI and take on a Bear’s team that at 6-5 is trying to stay in range of the conference lead.

Drake coach Tom Davis says Missouri State has "good inside, outside dimensions" and will be tough to beat. Davis says Missouri State has another outstanding team, and he says that’s evident by the fact that they’re the only team to beat Wisconsin this year.

The Bulldogs are 12-10 overall. Missouri State is 15-7.