Indiana State gets by Drake 60-55

Close-up of basketball (WISH-TV)
Close-up of basketball (WISH-TV)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Khristian Smith scored 19 points, including a dunk and free throw to give Indiana State a five-point lead with 1:13 left, as the Sycamores held on to beat Drake 60-56 on Sunday.

Drake’s Karl Madison made a layup with 58 seconds left to pull the Bulldogs within three and had a chance to tie the game at 59 with 5 seconds left, but Aaron Hawley’s shot was off the mark. Smith then made one of two free throws with 3 seconds left to secure the win.

Manny Arop had 13, on 5-of-13 shooting, for Indiana State (18-6, 9-3 Missouri Valley Conference).

Trevor Berkeley scored 12 points, including three 3-pointers, for Drake (12-12, 3-9), while Hawley added 11 and Richard Carter 10.

Indiana State took a 54-46 lead with 4:42 left before back-to-back 3-pointers by Carter and Hawley pulled Drake within 54-52 with 2:33 remaining. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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