Indiana State plays Drake in MVC Championship game

Sun, Mar 10, 2024
NCAAB News (AP)

Indiana State plays Drake in MVC Championship game

Drake Bulldogs (27-6, 18-4 MVC) vs. Indiana State Sycamores (28-5, 19-3 MVC)

St. Louis; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Sycamores -2.5; over/under is 150.5

BOTTOM LINE: Indiana State and Drake meet in the MVC Championship.

The Sycamores have gone 19-3 against MVC teams, with a 9-2 record in non-conference play. Indiana State averages 84.5 points while outscoring opponents by 12.9 points per game.

The Bulldogs' record in MVC games is 18-4. Drake ranks sixth in the MVC with 6.9 offensive rebounds per game led by Darnell Brodie averaging 2.3.

Indiana State makes 50.5% of its shots from the field this season, which is 6.3 percentage points higher than Drake has allowed to its opponents (44.2%). Drake averages 8.6 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.9 more made shots on average than the 6.7 per game Indiana State allows.

TOP PERFORMERS: Robbie Avila is averaging 17.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Sycamores. Ryan Conwell is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

Tucker DeVries is shooting 35.5% from beyond the arc with 2.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Bulldogs, while averaging 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.7 steals. Atin Wright is averaging 13.9 points over the last 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Sycamores: 8-2, averaging 82.4 points, 36.6 rebounds, 18.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 69.8 points per game.

Bulldogs: 9-1, averaging 83.2 points, 33.3 rebounds, 16.1 assists, 6.3 steals and 0.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 75.8 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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