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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...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Saint Mary's defeats Drake 67-63, improves to 4-0

Beau Levesque scored 16 points and Brad Waldow added 15 with 13 rebounds as Saint Mary's defeated Drake 67-63 Saturday night. The Gaels (4-0) opened the game on a 16-6 run and led by as much as 16 early in the second half before Drake surged back to pull within two with 6:42 remaining. Stephen Holt hit a 3-pointer and Levesque made a layup to put Saint Mary's ahead by five...
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November 17, 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...
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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

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

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...
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December 19, 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.
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.
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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