Drake (10-4, 1-0) vs. Missouri State (9-5, 0-1)
JQH Arena, Springfield, Missouri; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Tucker DeVries and Drake take on Isiaih Mosley and Missouri State. Rookie DeVries is averaging 13.8 points in the last five games. Mosley, a junior, has scored 23 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 21 in his last five games.
INTENSIFICATION: Mosley of Missouri State averages 18.1 points and 4.9 rebounds while Gaige Prim has 14.8 points and 8.4 rebounds. For the Bulldogs, DeVries averaged 13.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while Tremell Murphy averaged 10.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. DOMINANT DEVRIES: DeVries had 36.4% of 99 3-pointers he attempted and had 14 of 40 in his last five games. He has also converted 77.1% of his free throws this season.
SLIP TO 74: Missouri State is 0-5 this year when allowing 74 points or more and 9-0 when keeping opponents under 74 points.
STRETCHED STATISTICS: Missouri State has won its last four home games, averaging 88.3 points while dropping 62.3.
DID YOU KNOW: Missouri State is ranked second among MVC teams with an average of 80.2 points per game. The Bears have averaged 89 points per game in their last three games.