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No. 23 Iowa beats Drake 83-66

For much of the first half, Drake looked like it might actually give No. 23 Iowa a scare. The Hawkeyes needed less than three minutes to let the Bulldogs know they were in over their heads. Melsahn Basabe had a season-high 15 points and No. 23 Iowa cruised past Drake 83-66 on a neutral floor Saturday night. Devyn Marble and freshman Peter Jok each scored 14 for Hawkeyes (9-1)...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake overwhelmed by No. 23 Iowa in 83-66 loss

No. 23 Iowa 83, Drake 66. With AP Photos. Iowa simply was too big and too strong for Drake. Melsahn Basabe had a season-high 15 points and the 23rd-ranked Hawkeyes used a 47-28 rebounding edge in cruising past Drake 83-66 on a neutral floor Saturday night. The Bulldogs made it a game by hitting eight 3-pointers in the first half and led by five points. But Iowa kept pounding the...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake rallies past Western Michigan 71-68

Trevor Berkeley drilled his only 3-pointer of the game as Drake scored six points in the final 16 seconds to rally past Western Michigan 71-68 Wednesday night. Connar Tava hit a jumper with 52 seconds left, putting the Broncos (5-5) ahead for the tenth time in the seesaw game at 66-65. After a timeout, Berkeley hit his 3 with 16 seconds on the clock, Jordan Daniels made two free...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake holds early lead, defeats Albany (NY) 71-63

Richard Carter made two clutch buckets and five free throws for 9 of his 26 points in the final two minutes as Drake answered Albany's late-game push for a 71-63 victory on Monday. Albany scored the first points, but Drake (8-3) raced away on long-range shooting with a pair of 3-pointers from Jordan Daniels and three from Carter. The Bulldogs hit 10 of 19 from 3-point range. The...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Caird scores 17, leads Drake over IUPUI 75-52

Chris Caird scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half to lead Drake to a 75-52 victory over IUPUI on Sunday. Drake (9-3) took a 12-0 run and led 25-14 with 10:08 remaining in the first half. Caird hit three 3-pointers in the first half. Aaron Hawley's tip-in gave Drake a 54-34 lead with 14:31 remaining. The Bulldogs led by as many as 31 points and held IUPUI to 34.5 percent...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake defeats Evansville 94-66

Jordan Daniels scored 28 points with three assists as Drake defeated Evansville 94-66 on Wednesday night. Richard Carter put up 19 points and grabbed four rebounds for the Bulldogs (10-3). Chris Caird had 10 points and Aaron Hawley came off the bench to score 12. Drake hit 61 percent from the field overall, 65.5 percent from the line and sank 65.5 percent from 3-point range. A...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Tries To End Slide Against Drake Wednesday Night

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola (6-10, 1-3 MVC) will be back at Gentile Arena on Wednesday night to host Drake (10-6, 1-3). Though the Bulldogs sit tied with Loyola, Evansville, Bradley and Southern Illinois at the bottom of the Missouri Valley Conference, they have performed much better in the early part of the conference season. They lost by double digits to Bradley but nearly knocked...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola (Ill.) defeats Drake 70-60

Milton Doyle scored 28 points and Loyola (Ill.) defeated Drake 70-60 on Wednesday night. Devon Turk added 14 points and Christian Thomas and Jeff White 10 apiece for the Ramblers (7-10, 2-3 Missouri Valley), who snapped a two-game losing streak by shooting 50 percent from the floor. They also picked up 15 points off turnovers. The Bulldogs (10-7, 1-4), who lost their fourth in...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Upends Drake, 70-60, To End Losing Slide

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago (7-10, 2-3 MVC) defeated Drake (10-7, 1-4 MVC) on Wednesday, 70-60, avoiding its third straight loss. The Ramblers trailed by six points in the second half, but they dominated the final 10 minutes. Sophomore Devon Turk started a 17-1 run with a layup. By the 5:37 mark, Loyola had built a 10-point lead. The Ramblers’ advantage grew to as...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois St takes big lead, downs Drake 77-63

Daishon Knight scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench as Illinois State made a big first-half lead stand up for a 77-63 win over Drake Saturday night. The Redbirds raced to an 18-6 start in the first five minutes of the game and led 42-25 at intermission. Reggie Lynch scored 14 points and grabbed seven boards for Illinois State (11-7, 4-2 Missouri Valley), with...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Drake defeats Southern Illinois 57-54

Aaron Hawley scored 19 points and Richard Carter added 12 as Drake snapped a five-game losing streak with a 57-54 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday night. Desmar Jackson scored 15 points for the Salukis (6-14, 2-5 Missouri Valley). Tyler Smithpeters added 12 points as did Sean O'Brien, who also had 11 rebounds. Southern Illinois trailed 32-23 at the half and by 13 with...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Drake loses to Wichita St team it wants to emulate

No. 5 Wichita State 78, Drake 61. With AP Photos. Drake saw what it hopes to become as a basketball team. The Bulldogs just had to take a beating to fully appreciate it. Fifth-ranked Wichita State strolled into a near full house at Drake's Knapp Center and rolled past the Bulldogs 78-61 on Saturday night. Cleanthony Early scored 19 points and Ron Baker added 14 for the Shockers...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Late push sends Drake past Bears

As Missouri State and Drake matched 3-point shooting, the visiting Bears blinked first. “Just missing open baskets, which happens, and we couldn’t get stops on the defensive end,” Missouri State guard Austin Ruder said. “Kind of a bad combination.” Certainly a losing combination Wednesday night as Drake finished with aplomb for an 84-74 victory in front of 3,290 fans...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

S. Illinois wins 3rd straight, tops Drake 74-58

Desmar Jackson scored 24 points and Anthony Beane 20 as Southern Illinois raced past Drake 74-58 on Tuesday night, winning its third straight. The Salukis (9-15, 5-6 Missouri Valley Conference) avenged a three-point loss to Drake in their first conference meeting of the season two weeks ago. Southern Illinois has won three straight in Missouri Valley play for the first time in six...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State gets by Drake 60-55

Khristian Smith scored 19 points, including a dunk and free throw to give Indiana State a five-point lead with 1:13 left, as the Sycamores held on to beat Drake 60-56 on Sunday. Drake's Karl Madison made a layup with 58 seconds left to pull the Bulldogs within three and had a chance to tie the game at 59 with 5 seconds left, but Aaron Hawley's shot was off the mark. Smith then made...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola’s Road Struggles Continue at Drake

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago (9-17, 4-10 MVC) fell to last place in the Missouri Valley on Saturday with a 70-62 loss at Drake (13-13, 4-10). The Ramblers remain without a true road win. They are 0-12 on the road and 1-1 on neutral sites. Drake led nearly the entire way in Saturday’s matchup. After Loyola freshman Milton Doyle scored the game’s first three points, Drake...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Drake holds off Loyola (IL) in 70-62 win

Richard Carter scored 20 points to lead Drake to a 70-62 win over Loyola of Chicago on Saturday night. Drake (13-13, 4-10 Missouri Valley) led most of the game, extending its lead to 16 on a 3-pointer by Jordan Daniels that made it 52-36 with 11:22 remaining but had to thwart a Loyola rally in the final minutes. The Ramblers (9-17, 4-10) drew to within striking distance on a Milton...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Drake holds off a Northern Iowa rally, 70-67

Richard Carter scored 19 points to help Drake hold on after nearly blowing a 20-point second-half lead against Northern Iowa on Tuesday night, 70-67. Carter's 3-pointer put Drake up 52-32 with 13:22 left. After a basket at the 7:49 mark, Drake did not score again until Carter's two free throws with 59 seconds remaining for a 64-60 lead. Six Northern Iowa players scored during its...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Drake-Wichita St. Preview

If it can remain the nation's lone unbeaten team, Wichita State has a chance to ascend to the top of the national rankings for the first time in 50 years. The No. 3 Shockers will try to make their case while securing the Missouri Valley Conference's outright regular-season title Saturday night against visiting Drake. Wichita State (28-0, 15-0) became the only remaining Division...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 3 Wichita St tops Drake 83-54 to go to 29-0

Tekele Cotton had 21 points, Darius Carter came off the bench to score 15 and No. 3 Wichita State pounded Drake 83-54 Saturday night. Wichita State (29-0, 16-0 Missouri Valley Conference) is the first team to start 29-0 since Illinois in 2004-05 and is two wins away from a perfect regular season. Fred VanVleet scored 15 for the Shockers, who cut down the nets after the game to...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Drake suspends 2 for improper benefits

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Drake seniors Gary Ricks, Jr. and Karl Madison have each been suspended for three games by the school for accepting improper benefits. The school says Ricks and Madison received the benefits in 2012-13, when they played under former coach Mark Phelps. They'll miss Drake's first three games, starting with Friday's opener against Bowling Green. Athletic director...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Drake suspends two seniors for accepting improper benefits

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Drake seniors Gary Ricks, Jr. and Karl Madison have each been suspended for three games by the school for accepting improper benefits. The school says Ricks and Madison received the benefits in 2012-13, when they played under former coach Mark Phelps. They'll miss Drake's first three games, starting with Friday's opener against Bowling Green. Athletic director...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

BC-BKC--Drake-W Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Connar Tava had 20 points, seven assists and five rebounds to lead Western Michigan to a 91-75 win over Drake on Saturday. Tucker Haymond had 24 points and three assists, including a pair of 3s and David Brown added 14 points, four assists, four rebounds and three steals for Western Michigan (3-0). Reed Timmer had 23 points and Chris Caird added 13 points for...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Drake cruises to 73-60 win over IUPUI

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Jacob Enevold Jensen scored 10 points and hauled in 12 rebounds to lead Drake to its first win of the season with a 73-60 victory over IUPUI on Tuesday night. Drake (1-3) opened with a 9-2 spurt to capture a lead it never relinquished, then took control with a 13-2 run early in the second half that included a Chris Caird 3-pointer and was capped with an Envold...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Valparaiso cruises past Drake 66-46

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Darien Walker scored 19 points and Keith Carter added 15 to lead Valparaiso to its fourth-straight victory with a 66-46 win over Drake on Friday night. Walker shot 7 of 14 from the field and Carter was 5 of 8, and the two combined for 23 second-half points. Alec Peters added 10 points and six rebounds for Valparaiso (5-1). The Crusaders led by eight points...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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