Men’s Basketball Succumbs To Second Half Rally At Indiana State

first_imgAfter enduring that drought, the Bulldogs outscored ISU, 10-5, during a three-minute span to trim the margin to 35-27 with 3:40 left in the half. Drake continued to keep pace with the Sycamores throughout the remainder of the half with ISU holding on to a 42-31 halftime lead. Wampler scored 10 of his points during the opening half while Timmer added nine. “Today felt like so much more than shots not falling,” Rutter added. “The ball was sticking today and we tried a number of different things to try to get the ball moving. But those frustrations on offense led to some frustrations on defense.” TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – A pair of runs early in both halves allowed Indiana State to cruise past the Drake University men’s basketball team, 84-60, Saturday afternoon at the Hulman Center. Brenton Scott led Indiana State with 20 points including six during a 15-0 run to open the second half for the Sycamores. However, Drake was unable to build upon that momentum as Indiana State opened the second half with a 15-0 run in the first three minutes that included three-straight three-pointers to lead 57-31. at Evansville 2/14/2017 – 7 p.m. Story Links Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley On ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live The Sycamores built up their first-half lead by making six-straight shots at one point as part of an 11-0 run to take a 22-10 lead eight minutes into the contest. The Sycamores held the Bulldogs scoreless for more than four minutes during that run and limited Drake to jus 32.3 percent shooting in the opening half. Drake (7-19, 5-9 MVC) was led by 15 points from Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) who moved into 12th in career scoring at Drake with 1,279 career points. Billy Wampler (Eau Claire, Wis.) added 14 points and seven rebounds while shooting 6-of-11. The Bulldogs were held to 31.7 percent shooting but connected on eight three-pointers against Indiana State (10-16, 4-10 MVC). Next Game: “It just killed us,” said Drake head coach Jeff Rutter of Indiana State’s run to open the second half. “They scored on six-straight possessions and we went 0-of-5 and couldn’t recover any ground. Our resolve was not what we needed it to be today. The ball was sticking offensively and we had to adjust to a couple different flow-type offenses.” Full Schedule Roster Box Score (HTML) Box Score (PDF) Preview Moments later, Drake’s defense held ISU to just one make in 10 attempts and back-to-back three-pointers from Timmer pulled Drake within 20 points, 59-39, with 12:30 left. Drake trimmed the deficit to less than 20 just once, with 4:39 left, before ISU answered with eight-straight points to stretch its lead back out and earn a split of the season series with the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs remain on the road for their next contest on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Evansville. Tipoff against the Purple Aces is scheduled for 7 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more