The Drake Bulldogs return to Missouri Valley Conference action tonight with a visit to Evansville. The Bulldogs are 2-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference race after a home loss to Indiana State. Drake coach Mark Phelps he says it is going to be very tough, but it is important for them to get back on track after losing at home.

Evansville is led by sophomore forward Colt Ryan, who acerages just over 16 points per game and is shooting 47% from 3-point range. He says Ryan is one of those players that can put the team on his back and carry the team.

Phelps says Ryan will be tough to defend in the forward positions in their offense.