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Drake survives 61-59 at Illinois-Chicago

Richard Carter scored a career-best 38 points and Drake hung on to escape Illinois-Chicago with a 61-59 victory for new coach Ray Giacoletti on Saturday. Carter, who averaged less than 10 points per game last season, hit 12 of 17 from the field and was 12-for-12 from the line, but even so the Bulldogs had to sweat the ending as a 9-point lead evaporated in the final eight minutes...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Transfer King can play for Minnesota

The NCAA has cleared transfer Joey King to play this season for Minnesota. The 6-foot-9, 215-pound King grew up in the Twin Cities area and led Eastview High School to the 2012 state tournament. He's in line to start at power forward for the Gophers, who are trying to replace Trevor Mbakwe and Rodney Williams in their frontcourt. King played last season at Drake, averaging 6...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Welcome Aboard, Joey King (for this year!)

Just read on the Twitter machine that Joey King, the 6-9 sophomore power (?) forward transfer from Drake, has been granted a waiver making him eligible  for this season.  King, originally from Eagan, transferred home to be closer to a sick family member who I can't recall, and the NCAA actually gave the Gophers some good news, giving a badly needed boost to the Gopher front...
Via Down with Goldy
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

NCAA grants Gophers' Joey King waiver to play immediately

MINNEAPOLIS -- Transfer Joey King will be eligible to play for the Minnesota men's basketball team this season. King, a sophomore from Eagan, Minn., transferred to the Gophers after spending his freshman season at Drake. After the transfer, he and Minnesota had been waiting to hear from the NCAA whether his waiver request to play immediately would go through. The Gophers finally...
Via Fox Sports North
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

NCAA grants Gophers' Joey King waiver to play immediately

MINNEAPOLIS -- Transfer Joey King will be eligible to play for the Minnesota men's basketball team this season. King, a sophomore from Eagan, Minn., transferred to the Gophers after spending his freshman season at Drake. After the transfer, he and Minnesota had been waiting to hear from the NCAA whether his waiver request to play immediately would go through. The Gophers finally...
Via Fox Sports North
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake basketball has new look

Butler, Gonzaga and Davidson are small schools that have succeeded on college basketball's biggest stage. First-year coach Ray Giacoletti wants to put Drake in that same category. Giacoletti, who spent the last six years as a Gonzaga assistant, will try to take the first steps in that direction with a team that has a vastly different look from the group that went 15-17 last...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota native King joins Gophers

The University of Minnesota men's basketball team has added another Minnesota native to the roster. Forward Joey King, a transfer from Drake, signed his scholarship tender Tuesday. His application with the NCAA to be eligible to play this season is pending. King joins guards Deandre Mathieu, Daquien McNeil and Malik Smith as members of coach Richard Pitino's first recruiting...
Via Fox Sports
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota native Joey King transfers to Gophers

The Gophers basketball team has added another Minnesota native to the roster. Forward Joey King, a transfer from Drake, signed his scholarship tender Tuesday. His application with the NCAA to be eligible to play this season is pending. King joins guards Deandre Mathieu, Daquien McNeil and Malik Smith as members of coach Richard Pitino's first recruiting class at Minnesota....
Via AP on Fox
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Forward Joey King signs tender with Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota men's basketball team announced Tuesday that former Drake forward Joey King has officially signed a tender to play for the Gophers. King, an Eagan native, played his freshman year at Drake last season and averaged 6.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game for the Bulldogs. He played his high school basketball at Eastview, where...
Via Fox Sports North
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Giacoletti brings his vision to Drake

Ray Giacoletti watched with pride as the Utah team he had constructed reached the 2009 NCAA tournament. He was never given the chance to see what he could do with those Utes. Giacoletti's lone high-profile head coaching job ended after just three seasons in 2007, as he resigned following back-to-back losing seasons. But Giacoletti saw Utah's run two years later -- it included...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Giacoletti brings long-term vision to Drake

Ray Giacoletti watched with pride as the Utah team he had constructed reached the 2009 NCAA tournament. He was never given the chance to see what he could do with those Utes. Giacoletti's lone high-profile head coaching job ended after just three seasons in 2007, as he resigned following back-to-back losing seasons. But Giacoletti saw Utah's run two years later - it included...
Via Fox Sports
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

S. Illinois 66, Drake 63

Jeff Early scored four points in the final 16 seconds to help preserve Southern Illinois' 66-63 victory over Drake on Saturday night. Early finished with a game-high 26 points and had three steals. Southern Illinois (14-16, 6-12 Missouri Valley) also got 15 points from Desmar Jackson, including a pair of 3-pointers. Drake (14-16, 7-11), which is expected to face Bradley in...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake 67, Indiana St. 56

Richard Carter scored 15 points and Seth VanDeest had 14 as Drake won its third straight game, defeating Indiana State 67-56 on Wednesday night. Jordan Clarke added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (14-15, 7-10 Missouri Valley), and Ben Simons had 10 points and seven rebounds. Indiana State (17-12, 9-8) got 13 points from Jake Odum, 12 from RJ Mahurin and 10 from Dawon...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake 61, S. Illinois 56

Chris Hines scored 12 points and Richard Carter hit a key 3-pointer in the final minute as Drake defeated Southern Illinois 61-56 Wednesday night. Southern Illinois (8-13, 1-9 Missouri Valley) overcame a 10-point second-half deficit and tied the game at 54-54 when Josh Swan hit 1 of 2 free throws with 1:33 remaining. But Carter followed with a 3 with 1:05 left and Drake (10-11,...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Missouri St. 78, Drake 72

Anthony Downing scored 26 points to lead Missouri State to a 78-72 victory over Drake on Sunday. Keith Pickens added 19 points and seven rebounds for the Bears (6-15, 4-5 Missouri Valley), who completed the regular-season sweep of the Bulldogs. Missouri State also won 77-65 at Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 5. Marcus Marshall scored 12 points for Missouri State. The Bears, who shot 56...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake beats Creighton for biggest win in 5 years

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake stuns No. 17 Creighton

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Richard Carter scored 20 points and Drake stunned No. 17 Creighton 74-69 on Wednesday night, handing the Bluejays their first consecutive losses of the season. Ben Simons added 13 for the Bulldogs (9-10, 3-5 Missouri Valley Conference), who blew a 16-point lead before rallying for their first win over a ranked opponent in five years. Grant Gibbs brought...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake 83, Evansville 69

Chris Hines had 21 points and made five 3-pointers to lead four Drake players scoring in double figures in an 83-69 victory against Evansville on Wednesday night. Ben Simons added 18 points, Richard Carter 13 and Seth VanDeest 11 for the Bulldogs (8-9, 2-4 Missouri Valley). Colt Ryan had 25 points with eight rebounds and went 16 for 16 at the free-throw line for the Purple Aces...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Wichita St. 75, Drake 63

Nick Wiggins scored a season-high 18 points off the bench and Wichita State beat host Drake 75-63 on Wednesday night to match its best start in 59 years. Malcolm Armstead added 14 for the Shockers, who are 13-1 for just the second time since starting with 16 wins in 17 tries in 1953-54. The 1982-83 team also started 13-1. Wichita State broke things open with an 18-3 run at the...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake 72, NC Central 69

Seth VanDeest scored 19 points, including two straight baskets in the closing minutes, to lead Drake to a 72-69 victory over North Carolina Central on Wednesday night. VanDeest's layup with 1:36 remaining gave the Bulldogs (5-5) a 68-66 lead, and he added another basket with 47 seconds left to make it a four-point game. A 3-pointer by Stanton Kidd brought NC Central within...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa St. 86, Drake 77

Junior Melvin Ejim notched his 11th career double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds as Iowa State beat Drake 86-77 Saturday in a contest marred by fouls. Ejim returned to the starting lineup after one game off the bench and responded with his fourth double-double of the season to lead the Cyclones (8-3). Drake (4-5) was down six with 3:13 left when Iowa State's Will Clyburn...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Preview: Iowa State vs. Drake

Analysis, a prediction and more for Iowa State's Saturday showdown with the Drake Bulldogs. 
Via Cyclone Fanatic
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Drake 74, IPFW 64

Chris Hines scored 19 points and Ben Simons added 15, leading Drake to a 74-64 victory over IPFW on Saturday night in the first-ever meeting between the schools. Hines and Simon hit three 3-pointers apiece. Jordan Clarke added nine points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-4), who went ahead for good, 31-29, on Richard Carter's layup 2:20 before halftime and led by as many...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Saint Mary's (Cal) 88, Drake 73

Matthew Dellavedova scored 31 points, leading five players in double-figures, to give Saint Mary's (Cal) to a 88-73 win over Drake on Wednesday night. Dellavedova was 10 of 14 from the field, including four 3-pointers, and 7 of 8 at the free throw line. He also had seven assists for the Gaels (6-2). James Walker III scored 14 points and had nine rebounds and five steals. Beau...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

St. Mary's (Cal) beats Drake 88-73

Matthew Dellavedova scored 31 points, leading five players in double-figures, to give Saint Mary's (Cal) to a 88-73 win over Drake on Wednesday night. Dellavedova was 10 of 14 from the field, including four 3-pointers, and 7 of 8 at the free throw line. He also had seven assists for the Gaels (6-2). James Walker III scored 14 points and had nine rebounds and five steals. Beau...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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