SPRINGFIELD, Missouri (Ticker) -- Jackie Stiles put an exclamation point on one of the greatest careers in NCAA women's basketball history.
Stiles scored 35 of her 47 points in the second half as 16th-ranked Southwest Missouri State captured the Missouri Valley Conference championship with an 84-69 victory over top-seeded Drake.
The leading scorer in Division I history, Stiles shot 16-of-27 from the field and was 10-of-10 from the line. She made 11 of her team's 15 baskets in the second half, helping Southwest Missouri State (25-5) overcome a 38-36 deficit.
The 47 points were two short of a career high, set against Northern Iowa on January 20.
Tara Mitchem added 11 points and Erika Rante had 10 and eight rebounds before fouling out for the Bears, who became the first host school to win the MVC tournament since 1994. They will carry a six-game winning streak into the NCAA Tournament.
Carla Bennett scored 33 points on 12-of-18 shooting and Ja'Nae Mosley had 18 off the bench for Drake (23-6), which also lost to Southwest Missouri State on March 3 in the regular-season finale for both teams.