A season that began with so much promise ended in the play-in round at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament as Drake fell to Indiana State 62-55.

The Bulldogs trailed by as many as 21 points in the second half before staging a furious rally that set them pull to within one with a minute and a half remaining.

Bucky Cox closed out his career by scoring a season high 27 points and the bulldogs end the season with a record of 17-15. The Syacamores advance to take on top seeded UNI in tday’s first quarterfinal round game.