So Close!

Missouri State forward Abby Hipp (4) pushes past Drake University's Sara Rhine during a Missouri valley Conference game Sunday, March 3, 2019, at JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri. The Lady Bears dropped the final season and conference to the Bulldogs, finishing 14-2 in the conference and 18-9 overall. (Jason Hoekema/Douglas County Herald)
Missouri State University guard Danielle Gitzen (1) reaches for a layup attempt during the second half of a Missouri Valley Conference game against Drake University on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri. (Jason Hoekema/Douglas County Herald)
Missouri State University guard Danielle Gitzen (1) reaches for a loose ball on the Lady Bears end of the court during the final Missouri Valley Conference game Sunday, March 3, 2019, at JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri. (Jason Hoekema/Douglas County Herald)
Missouri State forward Jasmine Franklin (32) reaches for an offensive rebound during the second half of a Missouri Valley Conference game against Drake University on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri. (Jason Hoekema/Douglas County Herald)
Missouri State guard Brice Calip (11) pushes past Drake University defender Becca Hittner during the teams’ final Missouri Valley Conference game Sunday, March 3, 2019, at JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri. (Jason Hoekema/Douglas County Herald)
Missouri State guard Brice Calip (11) attempts a 10-foot-shot during the Lady Bears’ final Missouri Valley Conference game Sunday, March 3, 2019, at JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri. (Jason Hoekema/Douglas County Herald)