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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...
Via The Comeback
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...
Via College Spun
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...
Via Associated Press
February 20, 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...
Via College Spun
January 31, 2016  |  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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 15, 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...
Via Associated Press
January 15, 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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 14, 2014  |  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...
Via Associated Press
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake pushes past Cal St Bakersfield 65-57

Richard Carter scored 18 points and Drake beat Cal State Bakersfield 65-57 in the final round of the Fresno State Classic on Sunday. Drake (6-1) led at the half 30-22 with the Bulldogs controlling the boards and outscoring CSUB at the free throw line Drake increased its second half lead to 11 on a Karl Madison 3-pointer with five minutes remaining, but the Roadrunners (5-3) erased...
Via Associated Press
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake outlasts Nebraska-Omaha 88-80

Richard Carter scored a game-high 23 points, and grabbed 11 rebounds, to lead five Drake players in double figures in an 88-80 win over Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday. Drake (3-1) took a 55-54 lead with 9:53 left on a Carter layup and never trailed the rest of the way. But Nebraska-Omaha (3-3) kept the game close, and was within two points at the 6:18 mark on a Matt Hagerbaumer dunk...
Via Associated Press
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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