Drake 76, Nevada 66

Richard Carter scored 16 points, leading five Drake players in double-figures, as the Bulldogs beat Nevada 76-66 on Friday night. Carter, who was 6 of 12 from the field, also led the team in rebounds with seven. Jordan Clarke had 15 points and six rebounds. Seth VanDeest had 14 points. Jeremy Jeffers, who was 3 of 3 from 3-point range, and Ben Simons added 11 points apiece for the...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Drake 77, Rice 66

Jordan Clarke set a tournament record with 18 rebounds and was one of five double-figure scorers with 15 points for Drake in a 77-66 victory over Rice in the sixth annual DIRECTV Classic on Friday night. Drake (2-2) also held a 35-25 rebounding advantage. The Bulldogs were led by Ben Simons' 18 points. Seth VanDest scored 12 points, Chris Hines scored 11 and Gary Ricks Jr....
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Drake 96, William Jewell 66

Ben Simons scored 25 points and Drake rolled to a win in its season opener Saturday, beating William Jewell 96-66. Richard Carter added 19 points, hitting on all four of his 3-point attempts, and Joey King scored 12 for the Bulldogs, who made 56 percent of their shots from the field. Drake led 53-43 with 15 1/2 minutes left, and then went on a 17-2 run to put the game out of reach...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Coach Groce Sees Strong Fit With Rice

While it was announced previously, it is now official. Former Champaign Centennial basketball star Rayvonte Rice is transferring from Drake and will have two years of eligibility with the Fighting Illini after sitting out a year. Illini coach John Groce provided details on why he feels Rice can make a positive contribution beginning in 2013.
Via illinois.scout.com
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Shooting Guard Rayvonte Rice Returning Home

The home town hero is coming home. Rayvonte Rice, who starred at Champaign Centennial before attending Drake for two years, announced today he is transferring to the University of Illinois. He will have to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules, but he will have two years of eligibility after that.
Via illinois.scout.com
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Illini grab shooting guard transfer Rayvonte Rice from Drake

Coach John Groce landed his first recruiting victory as coach of the Illinois Fighting Illini today, as Rayvonte Rice is leaving Drake and coming home. The 6-4, 250-pound guard grew up in Champaign, Illinois and was the 2010 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year while playing for Champaign Centennial High School. Hopefully, this will help bring in this year’s Gatorade player of...
Via The Sports Bank
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Drake Transfer Considering Xavier

Standout sophomore Rayvonte Rice is looking to leave Drake after two impressive seasons, and Monday he listed Xavier as one of his potential destinations. Find out more about his game, and Xavier's chances of landing him.
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April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 25 Creighton holds off determined Drake

A dry spell at the beginning of the second half was too much for Drake to overcome against No. 25 Creighton. Doug McDermott and Creighton earned a 68-61 victory over Drake on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. ''The scoring drought in the second half ended up being a tough situation to overcome,'' Drake coach Mark Phelps...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 25 Creighton 68, Drake 61

Greg McDermott scored 26 points and Antoine Young added 16 points to lift No. 25 Creighton to a 68-61 victory Friday night over Drake in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Creighton (26-5) advances play the winner of the Evansville-Missouri State game on Saturday. Rayvonte Rice led Drake (17-15) with 15 points. Kurt Alexander added 14 and Jordan Clarke...
Via Fox Sports
March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Drake 65, Bradley 49

Rayvonte Rice scored 18 points and Ben Simons had 16 as Drake defeated Bradley 65-49 Thursday night in the opening round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. The seventh-seeded Bulldogs (17-14) advance to the quarterfinals on Friday when they'll face No. 2 seed Creighton. Drake finished in a five-way tie for third place at 9-9 in the Missouri Valley - its second-highest...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

W. Tennis. KU Tennis' Win Streak Hits Six as Jayhawks Down Bulldogs, 6-1

Claiming five-of-six singles points, the University of Kansas Women's tennis team remains undefeated in dual competition after grabbing a 6-1 victory over the Drake Bulldogs Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The Jayhawks--6-0 for the spring season--snapped the Bulldogs' 11-match win streak, dropping Drake to 11-2 this spring.
Via KUathletics.com
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 19 Wichita St. avenges loss to Drake (AP)

Ben Smith scored 18 points to lead a balanced offense and help No. 19 Wichita State beat Drake 81-58 on Saturday. Garrett Stutz added 15 and Toure Murry chipped in 14 for Wichita State (26-4, 16-2 Missouri Valley), which had already clinched the Missouri Valley regular season championship entering Saturday, but celebrated its first title since 2006.
Via Rivals.com
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Drake-Wichita St. Preview

Although Wichita State has already secured the top seed for next week's Missouri Valley Conference tournament, it isn't about to overlook its regular-season finale. The 19th-ranked Shockers try to avenge their only loss of 2012 when they host Drake on Saturday. Wichita State (25-4, 15-2) clinched the outright MVC regular-season title with Wednesday's 68-55 win over...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

W. Tennis. Jayhawk Tennis Heads to Des Moines for Weekend Duals

Riding high with its best start since the 1991-92 season, the University of Kansas women's tennis team hits the road for a pair of dual meets in Des Moines, Iowa this weekend. The Jayhawks, who are 5-0 in dual competition, will face the Drake Bulldogs (9-1) Saturday at 5 p.m. and the Montana Grizzlies (5-2) Sunday at 11 a.m.
Via KUathletics.com
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

New Mexico St. 71, Drake 55

Wendell McKines had 25 points and 12 rebounds Saturday to pace New Mexico State to a 71-55 victory over Drake. McKines' performance was the 42nd double-double of his career and 15th this season. Hernst Laroche scored 17 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Aggies (20-8) picked up their third consecutive victory. Daniel Mullings added 10 points. Rayvonte Rice scored 18...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Huskers Fall To Drake, 4-3

LINCOLN- Nebraska started its homestand Friday with a disappointing loss to the No. 73 Drake Bulldogs, 4-3. With the loss, No. 38 Nebraska drops to 4-3 on the year while the Bulldogs improve to 8-1.
Via Huskers.com
February 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Drake 78, Evansville 54

Jordan Clarke scored 18 points, leading five Drake players in double figures, and the Bulldogs ended a three-game losing streak by beating Evansville 78-54 on Sunday night. Clarke also had 12 rebounds for Drake (14-12, 7-8 Missouri Valley), which never trailed. Kurt Alexander had 16 points, Rayvonte Rice scored 13, Jeremy Jeffers scored 12 and Aaron Hawley added 10 points for the...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Illinois St. 64, Drake 53

Tyler Brown scored a career-high 26 points and Jackie Carmichael had 18 points and 20 rebounds Wednesday night, leading Illinois State past Drake 64-53. Carmichael nearly matched Drake's rebounding total as the Redbirds (16-9, 8-6 Missouri Valley) owned a 45-23 advantage on the boards. Brown made all 12 of his free-throw attempts and Carmichael was 10 of 12 while the Bulldogs...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Missouri St. 57, Drake 39

Kyle Weems had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead Missouri State to a 57-39 win over Drake on Saturday night. Anthony Downing added 12 points for the Bears (14-11, 7-6 Missouri Valley), who were without second-leading scorer Caleb Patterson, who suffered a right ankle sprain on Jan. 25 at Illinois State. Aaron Hawley scored 12 points for Drake (13-11, 6-7), which has been reeling...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Indiana St. 61, Drake 54

Dwayne Lathan scored 15 points and Jake Odum 14 to lead Indiana State to a 61-54 victory against Drake on Wednesday night. Odum had seven rebounds for the Sycamores (14-9, 5-7), who outscored Drake 36-16 in the paint en route to winning their third straight game. Rayvonte Rice scored 17 points and Ben Simons 13 for the Bulldogs (13-10, 6-6), who shot just 33 percent (18 of 54)...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Drake 93, Wichita St. 86

Ben Simons scored 29 points and Kurt Alexander scored six of his 17 points in the third overtime as Drake outlasted Wichita State 93-86 on Saturday night. Rayvonte Rice added 19 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and four steals for the Bulldogs (13-9, 6-5 Missouri Valley). Garrett Stutz scored 27 points and Joe Ragland 25 for the Shockers (18-4, 9-2), who lost for the first time...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Drake loses to No. 15 Creighton 77-69

Drake got big nights from its two stars, Rayvonte Rice and Ben Simons, and put a significant scare into No. 15 Creighton. Doug McDermott and the Bluejays were just too much for the Bulldogs to handle, keeping Drake from moving closer to the Missouri Valley's elite. McDermott scored 30 points and No. 15 Creighton held off Drake 77-69 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Drake loses to No. 15 Creighton 77-69

Drake got big nights from its two stars, Rayvonte Rice and Ben Simons, and put a significant scare into No. 15 Creighton.
Via Sign on San Diego
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAA hoops odds preview - Creighton vs. Drake

Jan 25, 8:05 PM | Knapp Center Creighton Bluejays vs Drake Bulldogs Odds 18-2TEAM RECORD12-8 The Drake Bulldogs will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Bluejays at Knapp Center in NCAAB action. The Bluejays will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 11-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 8-10...
Via Odds Shark NCAAB Previews
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Drake 75, S. Illinois 68

Rayvonte Rice hit two free throws to force overtime, then made a fast-break layup to put Drake ahead to stay in a 75-68 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday night. Rice, who finished with 18 points, made two foul shots to tie the game 63-63 with 30 seconds left. He then broke 64-64 tie with his basket with 3:12 remaining in overtime. Ben Simons' 20 points led the Bulldogs...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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