Surprising Drake makes run at Valley title
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drake's season could have been thrown into chaos when point guard Nick Norton went down with a knee injury.
Instead, the Bulldogs have made a somewhat startling run...
Murphy lifts Drake over Indiana St. 80-68
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tremell Murphy recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Drake to an 80-68 win over Indiana State on Wednesday night.
Yarbrough scores 21 to lift Illinois St. past Drake 67-60
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Milik Yarbrough had 21 points as Illinois State defeated Drake 67-60 on Sunday.
Yarbrough also had seven turnovers but only four assists.
Ellingson, Wilkins carry Drake over Bradley 77-68
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Brady Ellingson had 17 points to lead five Drake players in double figures as the Bulldogs topped Bradley 77-68 on Tuesday night. D.J. Wilkins added 14 points for the...
Ellingson scores 21 to lift Drake over Valparaiso 84-79
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Brady Ellingson had 21 points as Drake narrowly beat Valparaiso 84-79 on Saturday.
Nick McGlynn had 16 points and nine rebounds for Drake (20-7, 9-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Tremell Murphy added five assists.
Deion Lavender had 16 points and six rebounds for the Crusaders (13-14, 6-8). Javon Freeman added 15 points and five steals. Derrik Smits had 15 points.
Wilkins scores 20 to lead Drake over S. Illinois 72-69
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — D.J. Wilkins tied his season high with 20 points as Drake narrowly beat Southern Illinois 72-69 on Tuesday night.
Brady Ellingson had 17 points for Drake (19-7, 8-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Nick McGlynn added 10 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. Tremell Murphy had seven rebounds for the visitors.
Armon Fletcher had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Salukis (13-13, 6-7). Kavion Pippen added 19 points.
McGlynn scores 22 to lead Drake past N. Iowa 83-77
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nick McGlynn had 22 points as Drake beat Northern Iowa 83-77 on Saturday.
D.J. Wilkins had 18 points for Drake (18-7, 7-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Tremell Murphy added 15 points and eight rebounds. Brady Ellingson had 12 points for the home team.
AJ Green had 19 points for the Panthers (10-15, 5-7). Wyatt Lohaus added 16 points. Spencer Haldeman had 12 points.
Ellingson, McGlynn help Drake hold off Indiana State 68-62
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Brady Ellingson scored 16 points, Nick McGlynn posted his eighth double-double of the season and Drake held off Indiana State 68-62 on Saturday.
Illinois St. pulls away early in 2nd half, beats Drake 69-55
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Phil Fayne scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half, Zach Copeland finished with 19 and Illinois State beat Drake 69-55 on Wednesday night.
Wilkins scores career-high 20 as Drake beats Valpo 70-59
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Freshman D.J. Wilkins had a season-high 20 points — his 10th consecutive game scoring in double figures — to help Drake beat Valparaiso 70-59 on Saturday night and extend its win streak to four games.
Wilkins hit 4 of 8 from 3-point range, grabbed six rebounds and had four assists. Nick McGlynn and Tremell Murphy added 11 points apiece and Brady Ellingson scored 10 for Drake (16-5, 5-3 Missouri Valley Conference).
Ellingson hits 7 3-pointers in Drake’s 74-63 victory
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Brady Ellingson made a career-high seven 3-pointers in matching his personal best of 25 points and Drake defeated Missouri State 74-63 on Sunday.
Ellingson, a senior, made all but one of his shots from the arc and was 9-of-10 shooting overall for the Bulldogs (14-5, 3-3 Missouri Valley), who improved to 8-1 at home with their second straight win.
Drake builds big first-half lead to beat Bradley 69-52
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Nick McGlynn had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Drake built a big first-half lead to beat Bradley 69-52 on Wednesday night.
Drake (13-5, 2-3 Missouri Valley Conference) has defeated the Braves (8-10, 0-5) in three of the last four meetings.
The Bulldogs closed the first half on a 26-6 run for a 33-15 advantage at the break. Brady Ellingson made three 3-pointers during the surge.
Thomas, McGlynn help lead Drake past Southern Illinois 82-70
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Noah Thomas hit four 3-pointers and scored 24 points and Nick McGlynn pitched in with a double-double to propel Drake to an 82-70 victory over Southern Illinois on Tuesday night.
Loyola-Chicago beats Drake 85-74 behind 12 3-pointers
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Marques Townes had 28 points and five assists, Clayton Custer made six 3-pointers and scored 26 points — both career highs in scoring — and Loyola-Chicago beat Drake 85-74 on Saturday.
Loyola shot 63 percent overall, including 12 of 24 from distance, and came back from an early 16-point deficit for its fourth straight conference road win dating to last season.
Drake holds off Texas State rally for 75-69 win
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nick McGlynn scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Drake beat Texas State 75-69 on Saturday.
McGlynn was one of five Drake (2-1) players to score in double figures. Nick Norton had 15 points and passed out nine assists, Brady Ellingson scored 13 and D.J. Wilkins and Tremell Murphy each scored 10. The Bulldogs finished shooting 55 percent (27 of 49) from the floor, including 10 of 27 from 3-point range.
Iowa Preview Capsule
Last season: 14-19
Coach: Fran McCaffery
Conference: Big Ten
Who's gone: Forward Ahmad Wagner, guard Brady Ellingson.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The dismantling of Iowa's underperforming roster began Tuesday, as reserves Brady Ellingson and Ahmad Wagner announced that they were leaving the program.
The school says Ellingson, a redshirt junior, will graduate in May and seek to play a year as a graduate transfer at another school, while Wagner says he wants to give football a shot after three seasons playing basketball for the Hawkeyes. He hasn't decided whether to stay at Iowa or play football at another school.
Jordan Bohannon scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures and Iowa held on for an 81-70 win over Nebraska yesterday. Brady Ellingson scored eleven points and hit a late three-pointer to help the Hawkeyes secure their third straight win and avenge a double-overtime loss at Nebraska last month. Peter Jok, the Big Ten's leading scorer, scored twelve points with five rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes in his return to the lineup after missing Iowa's last two games with back issues. Jack McVeigh scored 16 points to lead three players in double figures for the Huskers, which outrebounded Iowa but made only 3-19 three-pointers. Tai Webster had 14 points, six rebounds and six assists. The senior became the 28th player in Nebraska history to reach the 1,000-point mark. The Huskers drop to 10-13 overall and 4-7 in the Big Ten while the Hawkeyes improve to 14-10 overall and 6-5 in the conference.
Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, overcoming a 25-point deficit in a 34-28 overtime victory over Atlanta in a game heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM. Brady won the game's MVP award after throwing 62 passes for 466 yards, both Super Bowl records. New England scored the final 31 points of the game including the winning two-yard scoring run by James White.
Bohannon’s 15, Cook’s 13 help Iowa top Nebraska 81-70
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Even with Peter Jok back in the lineup, Iowa stuck to the balanced scoring attack it was forced to fall back on without the Big Ten's top scorer.
It's working for Fran McCaffery's young team.
Jordan Bohannon scored 15 points, Tyler Cook added 13 and the Hawkeyes held on for an 81-70 win over Nebraska on Sunday for their third straight victory.
Iowa, minus star Peter Jok, throttles Ohio State 85-72
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Next season, Iowa will have to learn to cope with losing one of the nation's best players.
The Hawkeyes had no problem winning without star Peter Jok on Saturday.
Brady Ellingson came off the bench to score 17 points and Iowa pounded Ohio State 85-72, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Iowa hits 18 3-pointers, shoots past Savannah State, 116-84
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Brady Ellingson hopes this early scoring outburst cements his role as Iowa's sharpshooter off bench.
Ellingson scored 21 of his career-high 23 points in the first half, Cordell Pemsl added 18 points and nine rebounds and Iowa breezed to a 116-84 win over Savannah State on Sunday.