Drake (11-13, 5-8): The Bulldogs are losers of two straight after winning three of four. Evansville defeated them 84-78 in overtime Sunday, enjoying an 11-point edge at the foul line. Drake made 10 of 21 threes and is 30 of 65 (46.2 percent) behind the arc its past three games. Simons is averaging 20.3 points in those games, shooting 58.3 percent from the field and 66.7 percent (12 of 18) from three-point range. WSU held Simons to eight points in January.… Freshmen led Drake in scoring in the first meeting. F Joey King scored 15 and G Micah Mason added 14.
Wichita State (20-5, 9-4): WSU made a season-high 12 of 25 threes in the first meeting. F Nick Wiggins came off the bench to lead WSU with 18 points, making 4 of 5 threes.… WSU scored 29 points off 19 Drake turnovers.… Cotton is 6 of 11 from three-point range in his past four games after going 3 of 23 previously. “He’s gotten in the gym, extra,” WSU coach Gregg Marshall said. “He’s taken thousands of shots and it’s paid off for him.”… The Shockers won four in a row over Drake at Koch Arena, all by 16 or more points.
RPIs as of Tuesday: DU 156, WSU 41