first_img Live Stats Thursday’s game features two of the top teams in the country in assists per game. The Hawkeyes are No. 1 at 23.8 per game while the Bulldogs rank fourth at 22.5. In Drake’s last game against South Dakota State, the team recorded an impressive 26 assists on 27 field goals. In the MVC, the Bulldogs are the only squad to have four players rank in the top 15 assists leaders. Story Links Live Audio BTNPlus Following Thursday’s road game, the Bulldogs open their Missouri Valley Conference schedule at home against new league member, Valparaiso, on Dec. 29. Tipoff against the Crusaders is set for 7 p.m. Print Friendly Version IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team closes its non-conference slate Thursday night when it visits No. 25/25 Iowa. Tipoff at Carver Hawkeye Arena is set for 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on BTN Plus and FloHoops. Drake’s (5-6) non-conference schedule is one of the toughest in the nation and it does not get easier against Iowa (11-1). As of Wednesday, Dec. 20, the overall record of the Bulldogs’ non-conference opponents excluding Mississippi Valley State (0-9) and the program’s annual kids game opponent in 2017, Iowa Wesleyan (1-10), of Division III, is 79-30. FloHoops Iowa is led by Megan Gustafson, who is among the nation’s leaders in scoring with 21.8 and rebounding with 12.3 per game. Drake, which snapped a 14-game losing streak to Iowa last season with an 81-76 victory at the Knapp Center, will look for its first win at Carver since 2001. Drake Game Notes last_img read more