Jan. 16, 2014
Drake Game Notes
UNI Game Notes (Available by 5 p.m. Sunday)
Missouri State Lady Bears (6-8/1-2 MVC) vs.
Drake Bulldogs (7-8/1-3 MVC), 12:07 p.m. Saturday
UNI Panthers (7-8/3-1 MVC), 7:05 p.m. Monday
Location: Springfield, Mo.
Sites: JQH Arena (11,000)
Radio: KWTO 98.7 FM (Saturday) | KTXR 101.3 FM (Monday)
TV: KY3 | MSU TV Network also includes Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (KC), Charter Communications (St. Louis), WRBU My46 (St. Louis) and Mediacom in select markets | ESPN3
Live Audio: Drake | UNI
Live Stats: Drake | UNI
Live Video: Bears All-Access
The Missouri State Lady Bears (6-8, 1-2 MVC) will play six of their next eight games at JQH Arena and begin that stretch Saturday at noon by hosting Drake (7-8, 1-3).
Missouri State will continue its “We Back Pat” promotion for a second game on Saturday after a winter storm limited attendance on Jan. 5. “We Back Pat” is a national and MVC initiative to help raise Alzheimer’s awareness and support the foundation of Pat Summitt.
Fans are encouraged to wear orange and purple as donations will be accepted for the foundation.
Up next is a Monday night matchup with UNI (7-8, 3-1). Tip time against the Panthers is 7:05 p.m.
MSU holds a 38-35 series lead over Drake and won seven straight in the series before that streak was snapped in Des Moines last year. The Lady Bears have scored an average of 84.3 points in their last four home games against the Bulldogs (all wins), and an average of 79.6 points in the last 10 meetings overall.
Missouri State owns a 46-21 lead in the series with UNI, though the Panthers are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. MSU holds a 28-5 lead in Springfield.
Drake is 7-8 overall and 1-3 in MVC play with a win against Southern Illinois and losses to Evansville, Indiana State and Illinois State.
Preseason all-MVC selection Kyndal Clark leads the Bulldogs with 15.8 points per game while shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc, and Lizzy Wendell shoots 44 percent from long range and averages 12.9 points.
As a team, Drake scores 69.5 points and allows 72.6 while shooting 41.7 percent overall, 32.8 on 3-pointers and 67.3 percent from the free throw line.
UNI is 7-8 overall and 3-1 in MVC play before its Saturday game at Wichita State. The Panthers opened the league schedule with a loss at Indiana State before defeating Illinois State, Evansville and Southern Illinois.
Jen Keitel is UNI’s leading scorer at 10.8 points per game as the balanced Panthers have 10 players averaging at least 11.8 minutes per game. More than 43 percent (381/880) of UNI’s field goal attempts this season have been 3-pointers.
As a team, the Panthers average 63.8 points and allow 68.1 while shooting 36.7 percent overall, 25.2 percent on 3-pointers and 71.9 percent from the foul line.