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Bradley beats Drake to move on to MVC quarterfinals

ST. LOUIS -- Donte Thomas scored 17 points and No. 7 seed Bradley beat No. 10 seed Drake 67-58 in a first-round Missouri Valley Conference Tournament game Thursday night at the Scottrade Center. The Braves advance to the quarterfinals Friday night to face No. 2 seed Wichita State. Thomas hit a layup, a jumper and another layup to get Bradley started in the second half, but Drake...
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March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Thomas leads Bradley past Drake, 67-58 and into quarters

ST. LOUIS (AP) Donte Thomas scored 17 points and No. 7 seed Bradley beat No. 10 seed Drake, 67-58 in a first-round Missouri Valley Conference Tournament game Thursday night at the Scottrade Center. The Braves advance to the quarterfinals on Friday night, where they face No. 2 seed Wichita State. Thomas hit a layup, a jumper and another layup to get Bradley started in the second...
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March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Thomas double-double leads Bradley past Drake, 82-74

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Donte Thomas scored 22 points to match his career high and grabbed 12 rebounds as Bradley completed its regular season with an 82-74 win over Drake and clinched the No. 6 seed into the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Saturday afternoon. The victory, coupled with Missouri State's loss to Wichita State, left the Braves and tied in the conference standing...
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February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Red-hot Shockers beat Drake 77-69

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Landry Shamet and Conner Frankamp combined to score 33 points and Wichita State earned a 20th win for the eighth straight season as the Shockers eased past Drake, 77-69 on Wednesday night. Wichita State (20-4, 10-1 Missouri Valley) pushed its win streak to five straight and has won 11 of its last 12 games. Drake led by as many as eight points in the second half...
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February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Wichita State earns its 20th win, 77-69 over Drake

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Landry Shamet and Conner Frankamp combined to score 33 points and Wichita State earned a 20th win for the eighth straight season as the Shockers eased past Drake, 77-69 on Wednesday night. Wichita State (20-4, 10-1 Missouri Valley) pushed its win streak to five straight and has won 11 of its last 12 games. Drake led by as many as eight points in the second...
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February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Arogundade hits clutch 3, Drake holds off S. Illinois in OT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Ore Arogundade shed his defender on a pick and hit a pretty 3-pointer from the wing, tying the game in overtime and Drake went on to defeat Southern Illinois 88-84 Wednesday night. Arogundade, who scored a career-high 19 points on 6-for-9 shooting with four 3-pointers, stepped up with a 3, a key offensive board and two clutch free throws in the last 12 seconds...
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January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Koch, Morgan score 21 apiece as N Iowa beats Drake 79-60

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) Bennett Koch and Jeremy Morgan had 21 points apiece, Jordan Ashton scored 13 of his career-high 17 points in the first half and Northern Iowa snapped a seven-game skid with a 79-60 win over Drake on Sunday. Koch made 8 of 8 from the field and Morgan hit 7 of 12 - including 3 of 6 from 3-point range. Ashton made all five of his first-half shots, including...
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January 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Drake distances itself late from Evansville in 88-76 win

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Reed Timmer scored 28 points and Ore Arogundade had 17 in leading Drake to an 88-76 victory over Evansville on Sunday. Timmer and Arogundade combined to shoot 15 for 23 from the floor and Timmer made all eight of his free throws. The Bulldogs as a team shot 23 for 25 (92 percent) from the free-throw line. Ryan Taylor made a 3 to give Evansville a 72-70 lead...
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January 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Shockers gain big first-half lead, beat Drake 90-65

WICHITA, Kan. -- Shaquille Morris scored 13 points, Daishon Smith added 13 with three 3-pointers, and Wichita State used a big first half to beat Drake 90-65 on Wednesday night to win its fourth straight and improve its all-time record against the Bulldogs to 41-4.Landry Shamet added 11 points, Markis McDuffie had 10 and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Shockers (13-3, 3-0, Missouri...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Drake repels late charge, beats Loyola of Chicago 102-98

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) De'Antae McMurray had a career-high 24 points and Drake held off a late rally to beat Loyola of Chicago 102-98 in the Missouri Valley opener for both teams on Thursday night. Reed Timmer added 23 points for the Bulldogs (3-10), who led from the 11:36 mark of the first half and had a 16-5 run to lead 89-69 with 4:41 left. But Drake allowed the Ramblers (10...
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December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona hits 12 3-pointers, tops Drake in Great Alaska Shootout

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Sam Cassell Jr. had 15 points and seven assists, and Iona beat Drake 64-53 on Thursday night in the Great Alaska Shootout for its first victory of the season. Iona trailed 38-28 early in the second half but the Gaels hit three straight 3-pointers - two by Jon Severe - to pull to 38-37. Severe gave Iona its first lead of the second half at 42-41 after another...
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November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons officially declares for NBA Draft

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Ben Simmons has declared for the NBA Draft. Simmons broke the news himself to ESPN on Sunday. “I’m making it official,” Simmons said late Sunday night. The 6’10” Australian is widely considered to be the top selection in June’s NBA Draft. Simmons had a brilliant season at LSU, despite the team failing to qualify for the NCAA...
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March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: LSU hoops' Ben Simmons doesn't have grades to net Wooden

Buddy Hield and Denzel Valentine are the likely favorites to win this year’s Wooden Award, but despite his team’s struggles, LSU freshman Ben Simmons was also apart of the discussion. However, he reportedly failed to meet the all of the academic requirements for the award, and according to head coach Johnny Jones, the school did certify him to be on the ballot. From ESPN’s...
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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Thomas' late 3 caps Bradley's 73-70 comeback win over Drake

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Donte Thomas hit a 3-pointer with 23 seconds left in the game to give Bradley the lead for good and spark the Braves to a 73-70 win over Drake in their 1,000th Missouri Valley Conference game Saturday night. Bradley trailed by nine at intermission and spent most of the second half clawing back. Freshman Antoine Pittman hit a 3-pointer with 3:33 left in the game...
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February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Beane scores 31 points, leads S. Illinois over Drake 75-60

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Anthony Beane scored 31 points and Southern Illinois pulled away midway through the first half and cruised to a 75-60 victory over Drake on Saturday. Beane made three 3-pointers, was 12 of 20 from the floor, and surpassed the 30-point mark for the sixth time this season. Bola Olaniyan added 12 points for Southern Illinois (20-7, 9-5 Missouri Valley), which...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Lil Wayne offers advice for LSU star Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons has been one of the best college basketball players in the country this season and the LSU star freshman will likely be the No. 1 pick in this June’s NBA Draft.  There’s a ton to like about his game – his size, his passing, his basketball IQ, his ability to create, etc.  If there’s one complaint, though, it’s this: he has to be more aggressive. This was...
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January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana State blunts late rally and defeats Drake 79-69

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Devonte Brown scored a career-high 27 points and Illinois State defeated Drake 79-69 on Wednesday night. Brenton Scott added 14 points - including a layup, a steal and two free throws - to blunt a 6-0 run by Drake in the closing minutes. Matt Van Scyoc scored 13 and Khristian Smith 10 for the Sycamores (8-7, 2-1 Missouri Valley). Brown scored 20-plus for...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Drake rolls over Abilene Christian 87-70

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Kale Abrahamson had 30 points for the second time in his career and Graham Woodward had a career-high 23 points to lead Drake to an 87-70 win over Abilene Christian on Tuesday night. Drake stopped a four-game losing skid and gave coach Ray Giacoletti his 200th career victory. Abrahamson hit 5 of 9 from beyond the arc and was 9 of 14 from the floor. Woodward...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Nevada pulls away from Drake 79-71

RENO, Nev. (AP) Marqueze Coleman scored 19 points and freshman Cameron Oliver matched his career-best with 17 points as Nevada broke away from Drake 79-71 on Saturday night. Coleman scored three unanswered baskets late in the game, putting the Wolf Pack (7-3) up by 14 points, 77-63 and forcing a Drake timeout. The Bulldogs missed their next four shots, including three 3-pointers...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

MVC Roundtable, Dec. 4

BRADLEY   Drake (4-3) What we’ve learned: This is not you’re older brother’s Drake team. These Bulldogs have talent at every position, but lack a little swagger that comes from having been there before. They’re still learning to win. Kale Abrahamson, a transfer from Northwestern, is averaging 19.1 points. Graham Woodward, a Penn State transfer, is contributing 13.3 points...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Drake beats Illinois-Chicago 83-62

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Kale Abrahamson and Reed Timmer scored 23 points apiece as Drake beat Illinois-Chicago 83-62 on Saturday. Abrahamson hit 7 of 12 from the field including six from distance for the Bulldogs (3-3). Timmer hit 9 of 14 from the field including three 3-pointers. Graham Woodward added eight points and eight assists. The team averaged 52.5 percent shooting from...
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November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Drake 3rd in Gulf Coast Showcase; beats Pepperdine 69-53

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Reed Timmer had 21 points with five assists, and Drake pulled away in the second half to beat Pepperdine 69-53 in the third-place game of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Wednesday night. Timmer was 8 of 14 from the floor. Graham Woodward scored 13 points with three 3-pointers and six assists for Drake (3-3). Kale Abrahamson, who scored a career-high 41 points in the...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Drake holds off Western Kentucky for 81-79 win in OT

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Kale Abrahamson scored a career-high 41 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, and Drake held off Western Kentucky for an 81-79 victory on Monday night in the Gulf Coast Showcase. Drake's Graham Woodward opened overtime with a 3-pointer and, after Chris McNeal answered with a layup for his first basket of the game, Reed Timmer completed a 3-point...
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November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

UMKC rallies to beat Drake 79-73

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) LaVell Boyd scored 16 points and shot 4 of 8 from behind the arc and Missouri-Kansas City rallied in the second half to beat Drake 79-73 on Saturday. Martez Harrison scored 13 and Darius Austin added 10 for the Kangaroos (2-2), who got 36 points from their bench compared with 12 for Drake and outscored the Bulldogs 40-22 in the paint. Trailing 41-37 at halftime...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Drake hoping to turn corner in 2015-16

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Last season was a landmark year for basketball in the state of Iowa, as three Division I teams reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time. Drake is hoping to crash that party soon. The Bulldogs, who've been to the NCAA Tournament just once since 1971, are optimistic it can inch closer to postseason play in 2015-16. The ''Big Dance'' might be a stretch....
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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