Indiana State defeats Drake 61-54
February 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Dwayne Lathan scored 15 points and Jake Odum 14 to lead Indiana State to a 61-54 victory against Drake on Wednesday night. Odum had seven rebounds for the Sycamores (14-9, 5-7), who outscored Drake 36-16 in the paint en route to winning their third straight game. Rayvonte Rice scored 17 points and Ben Simons 13 for the Bulldogs (13-10, 6-6), who shot just 33 percent (18 of 54) from the field. Both teams were playing their first games since having to work overtime last weekend. Drake needed three extra periods to outlast Wichita State 93-86 on Saturday night, and Indiana State beat Evansville 90-81 in double overtime on Sunday. Lathan’s layup gave the Sycamores a 53-48 lead with 2:09 remaining. The Bulldogs failed to score on their next two possessions. Indiana State made eight free throws in the last 51 seconds, providing the cushion to withstand late 3-pointers by Rice and Kurt Alexander for Drake.