Women’s Basketball Set for Final Regular Season Road Trip

first_imgStory Links SIU Game Notes Drake Game Notes Missouri State rallied for an 85-79 win Feb. 1 in the first meeting of the longtime rivals this year. The Lady Bears snapped the Bulldogs’ league-record of 47-consecutive wins in MVC action. Missouri State’s comeback win put the all-time series to 43-42 in Drake’s favor. The series that started in 1983 is the closest for either program in league action. Sunday’s game will be senior day for the Lady Bears’ lone senior Danielle Gitzen who averages a team-leading 12.4 points and 3.2 assists per game. SIU Live Stats Missouri State Live Stats Missouri State ESPN+ center_img CARBONDALE, Ill. – The Drake University women’s basketball team has its final two away games of the Missouri Valley Conference regular season. Drake (21-5, 13-1 MVC) begins the trip Friday at SIU (13-12, 6-8 MVC) at 6 p.m. before it visits Missouri State (17-8, 13-1 MVC) Sunday at 2 p.m. Both games will be on ESPN+. SIU ESPN+ The Bulldogs defeated the Salukis 94-66 at the Knapp Center earlier this season for the 60th win in the all-time series that started in 1979. SIU’s tandem of Nicole Martin and Mackenzie Silvey rank No. 6 and No. 7 in scoring at 14.6 and 14.5 points per game. SIU has won three out of its past four games with its lone defeat a two-point loss to Illinois State Feb. 17. Drake is coming off a 2-0 homestand with blowout wins over Evansville and Indiana State. The Bulldogs limited the Purple Aces to just three third-quarter points (program record for an opponent in a quarter) and just 13 after halftime as they scored just 39 points. It is the lowest points total by an opponent this season. Against the Sycamores, Drake scored its most points against an MVC opponent this season with 96. Four Bulldogs, led by Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) poured in 33 points while Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) posted her 11th double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds, scored double figures. On Monday, Hittner earned her third MVC Player of the Week honor this year. Following its final road trip, Drake hosts Illinois State March 7 at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs’ second-to-last home game will be streamed on ESPN+. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more