Drake outlasts Wichita State 93-86 in 3 OT
January 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ben Simons scored 29 points and Kurt Alexander scored six of his 17 points in the third overtime as Drake outlasted Wichita State 93-86 on Saturday night. Rayvonte Rice added 19 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and four steals for the Bulldogs (13-9, 6-5 Missouri Valley). Garrett Stutz scored 27 points and Joe Ragland 25 for the Shockers (18-4, 9-2), who lost for the first time in seven road games this season and fell out of a first-place tie in the conference with Creighton, which defeated Bradley on Saturday. Kraidon Woods made a layup for Drake with two seconds remaining in regulation to knot the score at 63-all. Alexander’s 3-pointer gave the Bulldogs an 82-79 lead with 19 seconds remaining in the second OT, but Ben Smith matched it for Wichita State with eight seconds left. Jeremy Jeffers scored 11 points for Drake. Toure’ Murry had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Shockers, whose eight-game winning streak was snapped.