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

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

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 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

Drake University to search for live bulldog mascot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Drake Bulldogs will soon be represented by a real bulldog. The school announced Friday that it will begin searching for an English bulldog to represent Drake at live sporting events, much like Georgia and Butler do. Officials say they were inspired to adopt a live mascot after seeing Porterhouse, the 2009 winner of their tongue-in-cheek ''Beautiful Bulldog...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Caird's 3-pointer gives Drake 63-61 win over Salukis

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Chris Caird hit a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left to lift Drake to a 63-61 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday night for the Bulldogs' third consecutive victory. Jordan Caroline made two free throws with 35 seconds left to put Southern Illinois (9-15, 2-9 Missouri Valley) ahead 61-60 but missed two more with 17 seconds to go before Caird's shot. Anthony...
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February 04, 2015  |  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...
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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 many...
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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...
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January 14, 2014  |  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 class...
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June 18, 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 24...
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May 10, 2013  |  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...
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March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Rayvonte Rice can keep his Drake tattoos, for now anyway

For a guy with a snarling bulldog tattooed on his chest and "Drake Bulldogs, No. 24" inked on his right leg, Rayvonte Rice sounds surprisingly noncommittal about finishing his college career at the school. Rice, one of the Missouri Valley Conference's top freshmen last year, addressed speculation that he's considering a transfer, telling the Des Moines Register on Monday that he...
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June 29, 2011  |  Discuss

A Late 15-0 Northern Iowa Run Sends Panthers Past the Bulldogs

(18) Northern Iowa clinches at least a share of the Missouri Valley Conference Des Moines, IA– The Drake Bulldogs (11-15, 6-8 MVC) started the game hot and leading early in the contest 7-3. The Panthers however starting feeding the paint, and eventually took the lead at 18-16,  with 6:20 left in the half.   The Panthers went [...]
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February 11, 2010  |  Discuss
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