Cox paces Drake over Missouri St. 67-49

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—Senior forward Jonathan Cox scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Drake past Missouri State 67-49 on Wednesday.

Guard Josh Young added 16 points for the Bulldogs (10-4, 1-1 Missouri Valley).

Bouncing back from a 76-65 loss to Evansville on Sunday, the Bulldogs closed the first half on a 25-10 run and cruised to their first Valley win.

Drake held the Bears (7-6, 0-2) to just 38.3 percent shooting from the floor and a season low for points. It also marked the fewest points Drake had allowed in a Valley regular-season game since a 45-41 home win against Illinois State in 2006.

Freshman Kyle Weems led Missouri State with 13 points and nine rebounds. Senior forward Wade Knapp added 11 points and seven rebounds.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Missouri St.
Kyle Weems Kyle Weems
5-12,  13 Pts
9 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Drake
Jonathan Cox Jonathan Cox
8-11,  23 Pts
11 Rebs, 2 Assists

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