Drake Bulldogs take on Northern Iowa Panthers on 4-game winning streak

Northern Iowa Panthers (12-9, 8-3 MVC) vs. Drake Bulldogs (17-6, 8-2 MVC)

Des Moines, Iowa; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Drake enters a matchup with Northern Iowa as the winner of four straight games.

The Bulldogs are 11-1 in home games. Drake is second in MVC with 9.1 offensive rebounds per game led by Garrett Sturtz averaging 2.3.

The Panthers are 8-3 against conference opponents. Northern Iowa is fourth in MVC with 74.7 ppg and shooting 46.3%.

The teams are playing in the conference for the 17th time this season. The Bulldogs won the last meeting 82-74 on January 22. Roman Penn scored 18 points to help lead the Bulldogs to victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tucker DeVries is averaging 13.5 points for the Bulldogs. Sturtz is averaging 8.4 points over Drake’s last 10 games.

Nate Heise is averaging 9.6 points for the Panthers. AJ Green is averaging 12.8 points over the last 10 games for Northern Iowa.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bulldogs: 8-2, averaged 77.3 points, 32.3 rebounds, 12.8 assists, 7.9 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field . Their opponents are averaging 67.9 points per game.

Panthers: 8-2, averaged 78.4 points, 28.3 rebounds, 11.6 assists, 5.7 steals and 1.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.2 percent from the field. Their opponents average 70.5 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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