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Anna Miller Sparkles as Drake Women’s Basketball Triumphs in Regular Season Finale

SportsAnna Miller Sparkles as Drake Women's Basketball Triumphs in Regular Season Finale

In the regular season finale, Drake women’s basketball defeated Indiana State 96-64, driven by Anna Miller outstanding play and historic achievement of scoring more than 1,000 points in her career.

The Big Picture

With a 26-5 overall record and a 19-1 record in MVC play, Drake concluded their regular season, making history in the Valley’s men’s and women’s basketball programs.

By the Numbers

Drake’s 60 points in the paint in one game this season is a season high.
Indiana State was outrebounded 47–31 against Drake.
With 14 rebounds, Anna Miller achieved her 15th double-double of the year.

State of Play:

Drake won their 11th consecutive game and concluded with 19 league victories, a record for the MVC.
With the victory, Drake won 26 or more games in a season for the seventh time in the program’s history.
When leading at the half, Drake’s record is 23-1.

Next Steps

This title game is crucial for both teams since the winner of Indiana State vs. Drake will go on to represent the MVC in the NCAA Tournament.

In summary

A coveted position in the 2019 NCAA Tournament is at risk when Indiana State and Drake square off in a high-stakes championship game, highlighting the importance of this final meeting for both teams.

NOTES

  • With its eleventh consecutive victory, Drake increased its record to 26-5 overall and 19-1 in Missouri Valley Conference play.
  • The MVC men’s or women’s team that wins 19 or more conference games in a single season is Drake, with their 19 league victories.
  • In the history of the Drake program, this was the seventh occasion that the Bulldogs had won 26 games or more in a season.
  • The Bulldogs’ 26 wins in a season are their highest since the 2018–19 Drake squad finished with a 27–7 record.
  • Drake has now won 21 games by a margin of double digits this season, including 13 MVC games.
  • Drake won its 11th game of the season on the road.
  • Indiana State was outrebounded by Drake, 47–31.
  • Drake’s record was 23-1 when it was in the lead.
  • The Bulldogs score 60 points in the paint as a team, which is the highest for a single game this year.
  • In the second quarter, Anna Miller created program history by being the 37th player to reach 1,000 points in her career.
  • Miller became one of just three current Bulldogs to reach 1,000 points, along with Katie Dinnebier and Grace Berg.
  • Along with 14 rebounds, Miller notched her 15th double-double of the year.
  • Six rebounds and 16 points were contributed by Grace Berg.
  • In addition to her 13 points, Katie Dinnebier had a game-high eight assists.
  • Ashley Williams scored a career-high 11 points, two of which came from three-point range.
  • Drake moved to 65-24 in the series against the Sycamores, including a 24-17 record, after winning its fourth straight game against Indiana State.

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