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Drake men drop second straight, lose in overtime

December 15, 2013
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (sports@timesrepublican.com) , Times-Republican

DES MOINES - K.C. Ross-Miller scored eight points in the final minute of regulation and added four more in overtime as New Mexico State defeated Drake 81-69 Saturday night.

Ross-Miller was 8 of 8 from the line on his way to 14 points. Sim Bhullar scored a game-high 22 points, including seven in overtime.

New Mexico State (8-5) outscored Drake (6-3) 14-2 in overtime.

Drake trailed 57-47 with 8:47 remaining. Former Marshalltown CC standout Chris Caird hit back-to-back 3-pointers, capping a 17-8 run to pull Drake within one, 65-64 with 24 seconds to play. Two Ross-Miller free throws stretched the Aggies' lead to 67-64, but DK Eldridge fouled Jordan Daniels on a 3-point shot with 4 seconds left.

Daniels made all three free throws, tying the game for the first time to send into overtime.

Richard Carter scored a team-high 21 points, Daniels added 18 and Caird 13 to lead the Bulldogs.

Fact Box

New Mexico State 81,

Drake 69 (OT)

At Des Moines

NEW MEXICO ST. (8-5) - Nephawe 5-12 0-6 10, S. Bhullar 9-14 4-8 22, Eldridge 2-7 4-6 8, Ross-Miller 3-6 8-8 14, Mullings 3-13 0-3 7, Landry 0-1 0-0 0, Aronis 4-5 0-0 12, Buovac 2-2 0-0 6, Dixon 1-4 0-1 2. Totals 29-64 16-32 81.

DRAKE (6-3) - Caird 5-12 0-0 13, Hawley 0-8 4-4 4, VanDeest 0-1 1-2 1, Madison 0-2 0-0 0, Carter 6-20 9-12 21, Berkeley 1-6 0-0 2, Enevold Jensen 1-8 2-2 4, Daniels 6-10 6-7 18, Puleikis 0-0 0-0 0, Ugbede 2-2 2-2 6. Totals 21-69 24-29 69.

Halftime-New Mexico St. 39-25. End Of Regulation-Tied 67. 3-Point Goals-New Mexico St. 7-15 (Aronis 4-5, Buovac 2-2, Mullings 1-3, Dixon 0-1, Eldridge 0-1, Landry 0-1, Ross-Miller 0-2), Drake 3-15 (Caird 3-8, Hawley 0-2, Carter 0-5). Fouled Out-VanDeest. Rebounds-New Mexico St. 47 (S. Bhullar 12), Drake 47 (Enevold Jensen 13). Assists-New Mexico St. 13 (Ross-Miller 5), Drake 5 (Daniels 4). Total Fouls-New Mexico St. 19, Drake 25. A-3,288.

Drake next hosts Western Michigan at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday.

 
 

 

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