Liam Robbins had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead five Drake players scoring in double figures and the Bulldogs extended their home winning streak to 10 games, getting past Illinois State 84-74 on Thursday night.
Jonah Jackson and D.J. Wilkins added 13 points apiece for the Bulldogs (13-5, 3-2 Missouri Valley Conference). Roman Penn chipped in 12 points, and Noah Thomas had 10. Penn also had six assists.
Illinois State totaled 43 points in the first half, a season high for the team.
Zach Copeland scored a career-high 32 points and had seven assists for the Redbirds (6-11, 1-4), whose losing streak stretched to four games. Keith Fisher III added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Drake faces Southern Illinois on the road on Sunday. Illinois State takes on Loyola of Chicago at home on Sunday.