first_img The Drake University men’s basketball team travels to its final road game of the non-conference season Tuesday evening when it faces South Dakota State. Tipoff at SDSU’s Frost Arena is scheduled for 7 p.m.SDSU was the projected preseason favorite in the Summit League and boasts one of the top home-court advantages in the nation as the Jackrabbits are 80-5 on their home court since 2011-12. Meanwhile, Drake will be aiming for its first road win since Jan. 24, 2017.Tuesday’s game features two of the top 50 scorers in the nation as Drake’s Reed Timmer ranks 49th nationally with 20.0 points per game while SDSU’s Mike Daum, the Summit League Preseason Player of the Year, is 31st nationally with 21.2 points. As a team, the Jackrabbits rank 35th nationally in scoring at 83.9 points per game.Timmer’s scoring this season has brought him to 1,568 career points and he needs just 10 more points to move past Drake great and MVC Player of the Year Lewis Lloyd into fifth in career scoring at Drake. He scored 16 points the last time the two teams met when SDSU prevailed in the Knapp Center, 83-75, behind four Jackrabbits in double figures.Following Tuesday’s game, the Bulldogs return to the Knapp Center for just the fourth time this season to host Maryland Eastern Shore Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. Live Video Live Audio Drake Game Notes Story Links Live Stats Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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