Timmer’s 4-point play at buzzer lifts Drake

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Reed Timmer completed a 4-point play with 1.8 seconds left in the game to cap a 20-point outing in Drake’s 67-63 win over Missouri State on Sunday.

Graham Woodward was left open in the corner for a 3-pointer to give Drake a 63-62 lead with 13.8 to go. After Alize Johnson made 1 of 2 free throws, Timmer lost control of it on a dribble through his legs, but regained it and launched a deep 3-pointer just before the buzzer.

Nick McGlynn and De’Antae McMurray each added nine points for Drake (16-13, 10-6 Missouri Valley Conference).

McMurray made an off-balance jumper at the buzzer to close the first half with a 35-25 lead.

Alize Johnson had 14 points and 16 rebounds and J.T. Miller added 14 points for Missouri State (17-12, 7-9).

Most of MSU’s bench was removed in the second half after going onto the court to help Dixon up after a hard foul.

DRAKE 67, MISSOURI ST. 63

At Springfield, Mo.

DRAKE (16-13) — McGlynn 4-8 1-2 9, McMurray 4-12 0-0 9, Rivers 1-5 0-0 2, Arogundade 0-5 0-0 0, Timmer 6-12 6-7 20, Schlatter 3-5 2-2 8, Gibbs 2-3 0-0 6, Woodward 3-6 0-0 7, Thomas 2-5 0-0 6. TOTALS 25-61 9-11 67.

MISSOURI ST. (17-12) — Johnson 6-15 1-3 14, Rhodes 3-10 0-0 7, Church 4-4 2-5 10, Lawrence 3-13 1-2 8, Miller 7-14 0-0 14, Bhullar 0-1 0-0 0, Kreklow 0-0 0-0 0, Dixon 3-10 3-6 10. TOTALS 26-67 7-16 63.

Halftime–Drake 35-25. 3-Point Goals–Drake 8-23 (Gibbs 2-3, Thomas 2-3, Timmer 2-7, Woodward 1-3, McMurray 1-4, Arogundade 0-3), Missouri St. 4-22 (Lawrence 1-5, Johnson 1-5, Rhodes 1-5, Dixon 1-5, Miller 0-2). Fouled Out–McMurray, McGlynn. Rebounds–Drake 35 (Schlatter 11), Missouri St. 38 (Johnson 16). Assists–Drake 11 (Rivers 4), Missouri St. 13 (Lawrence 8). Total Fouls–Drake 15, Missouri St. 11. A–4,859 (11,000).