Caird scores 16 points, hits key 3-pointer to help Drake pull away from Indiana State 84-78

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Chris Caird scored 16 points and hit a key 3-pointer with less than a minute left to help Drake beat Indiana State 84-79 on Saturday, handing the Sycamores their first Missouri Valley Conference loss.

Caird drained his fourth trey to give Drake a 76-74 lead with 54 seconds left, and the Bulldogs shot 8 of 8 from the line to seal it.

Gary Ricks Jr. hit 5 of 7 from long range on his way to 23 points, and Jordan Daniels chipped in 15 points for Drake (3-15, 1-5 Missouri Valley), which snapped its five-game losing skid. The Bulldogs shot 61.5 percent from the field and went 12 of 17 from deep.

Brenton Scott scored 21 points, including 4 of 10 from beyond the arc to lead Indiana State (9-9, 5-1). Khristian Smith and Devonte Brown added 16 points, and Justin Gant had 10 for the Sycamores.

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