Hoops in the Heartland

Drake punches NCAA ticket with OT win
MOLINE, Ill. — At this point in the season, Drake Coach Jennie Baranczyk admits that the Bulldogs haven’t been running on “Plan A,” especially this weekend.
The Bulldogs had to rely on a different scheme to force extra time on Sunday...
Hoops in the Heartland Quarterfinal Recap
MOLINE, Ill. — Illinois State tried to slow the pace down so that the top-seeded Drake Bulldogs would get flustered, and it worked, but for only a half in the Missouri Valley Conference women's basketball tournament quarterfinals.
Drake outscored the Redbirds 24-8 in the third quarter &mda…