Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 1/24/13
Drake has managed to be both dangerous and underwhelming this season. It only makes sense for these Bulldogs that they would manage to knock off their first ranked opponent in five years - and still finish the night below .500 Richard Carter scored 20 points and Ben Simons added 13 as the Bulldogs (9-10, 3-5 Missouri Valley Conference) beat No. 17 Creighton 74-69 on Wednesday night. Drake blew a 16-point lead before rallying for their first win over a Top 25 team since beating Butler in 2008, the season they last won the Valley title. ''It was obviously a great game for us. Extremely proud of our team,'' Drake coach Mark Phelps said. ''We've had a couple of rough spots so far this season, and they showed great resilience and toughness and togetherness to bounce back and win a big game for us at home.'' The Bulldogs led 44-28 at halftime. With Creighton star Doug McDermott fighting the flu, Drake looked set to cruise to victory. Creighton still earned a shot to win it at the en...
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