Northern Iowa, Drake meet in MVC semis
Northern Iowa (15-17, 10-9) vs. Drake (24-8, 13-6)
Missouri Valley Conference Tourney Semifinals, Enterprise Center, St. Louis; Saturday, 6:05 p.m. EST
Drake meets Illinois St. in MVC quarters
Illinois State (17-15, 10-9) vs. No. 2 seed Drake (23-8, 12-6)
Missouri Valley Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Enterprise Center, St. Louis; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
Drake claims at least share of MVC title
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Nick McGlynn had 22 points and 13 rebounds as Drake topped Missouri State 73-62 on Saturday to win at least a share of the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season...
Drake looks to sweep Missouri St.
Drake (22-8, 11-6) vs. Missouri State (16-14, 10-7)
JQH Arena, Springfield, Missouri; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Missouri State seeks revenge on Drake after dropping the first...
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.
Drake looks to sweep Indiana St.
Indiana State (14-14, 6-10) vs. Drake (21-8, 10-6)
Knapp Center, Des Moines, Iowa; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Indiana State seeks revenge on Drake after dropping the first...
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.
Illinois St. looks for home win vs Drake
Drake (21-7, 10-5) vs. Illinois State (14-14, 7-8)
Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Illinois State looks for its sixth straight win over Drake at...
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).
McGlynn helps Drake pull away early, beat Evansville 78-66
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nick McGlynn has 20 points and 10 rebounds and Drake pulled away early in the second half for a 78-66 victory over Evansville on Wednesday night.
McGlynn collected his fifth 20-point game and fourth double-double of the season. Tremell Murphy, D.J. Wilkins, and Garrett Sturtz added 11 points apiece, and Noah Thomas chipped in 10 for Drake (15-5, 4-3 Missouri Valley Conference). The Bulldogs have won three of its last four games and improved to 9-1 at home.
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.
Northern Iowa holds off Drake 57-54 in cold finish
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Wyatt Lohaus scored 14 points, Trae Berhow had nine points and nine rebounds and Northern Iowa defeated Drake 57-54 on Sunday despite not scoring a basket for the final six minutes.
Berhow hit a 3-pointer with 6:18 remaining to put the Panthers ahead 55-52. Nick McGlynn, who led the Bulldogs with 15 points, scored with 5:40 left to make it a one-point game. Neither team scored from that point until Spencer Halderman made two free throws with 5.2 seconds left.
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 wins 11th game, wallops Division-II McKendree, 98-70
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Garrett Sturtz scored 16 points off the bench as Drake completed its non-conference schedule by bolting past Division II McKendree, 98-70 on Saturday afternoon.
The Bulldogs posted their 11th win in 13 starts after capturing the Las Vegas Classic tournament championship last week, their first tourney title since 2013, and enter Missouri Valley Conference play at Evansville Wednesday.
McGlynn, Murphy help Drake hold off New Mexico St., 66-63
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick McGlynn had 19 points and a critical block in the closing seconds, Tremell Murphy scored 14 and had a late steal, and Drake held on for a 66-63 win over New Mexico State on Saturday at the Las Vegas Classic.
Nick Norton scored nine of his 11 points in the second half for Drake (9-2), which is off to its best start since the 2007-08 season when the Bulldogs started 22-1 and advanced to the NCAA tournament — their last trip to the Big Dance.
Wilkins, McGlynn score 17 each, lead Drake past Rider 76-58
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — D.J. Wilkins scored a career-high 17 points, Nick McGlynn had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Drake beat Rider 76-58 on Wednesday night.
Drake (8-2) has won seven of its last eight games while Rider (4-5) has lost four of its last six.
Wilkins made five 3-pointers and both free-throw attempts, and McGlynn was 7-of-10 shooting. Nick Norton added 13 points and seven assists for Drake.
Drake beats SIU-Edwardsville 79-66 behind Norton, McGlynn
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nick Norton scored 15 points, Nick McGlynn added 13, and Drake shot 58 percent to beat SIU-Edwardsville 79-66 on Monday night.
D.J. Wilkins had 12 points, five assists and four steals and Anthony Murphy added 11 points for Drake (7-2), which outrebounded the Cougars 39-28 but turned it over 20 times.
McGlynn, Norton lead Drake past North Dakota State, 95-88
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nick McGlynn scored 23 points and Nick Norton posted a triple double as Drake held off North Dakota State, 95-88 at the U.S. Bank Stadium Basketball Classic on Saturday night.
The game is the third of four games scheduled over two days at U.S. Bank Stadium, the first basketball games the facility has hosted and is the site of this season's Final Four.
Drake holds off Boise State 83-74 behind McGlynn
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nick McGlynn scored 23 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked four shots and Drake held off Boise State 83-74 on Tuesday night.
Nick Norton added 16 points with four assists for the Bulldogs (4-1), who made 23 of 28 free throws. Tremell Murphy scored 13 points and D.J. Wilins added 10 with three steals.
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.
Timmer leads with 39 points as Drake downs Indiana St. 90-76
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Reed Timmer scored a career-high 39 points to lead Drake as it downed Indiana State 90-76 on Wednesday night.
Timmer was 8 of 15 from long range and sank all nine of his free throws for the Bulldogs (15-13, 9-6 Missouri Valley Conference). De'Antae McMurray added 16 points and Nick McGlynn had 10 points and seven rebounds. C.J. Rivers led with 10 rebounds in addition to his eight points.
McGlynn scores 17, Drake beats Northern Iowa 71-64
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nick McGlynn scored 17 points and Drake led virtually the entire way in taking a 71-64 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday.
The teams were tied briefly with 1:45 left in the first half before the Bulldogs scored the final seven points to lead 35-28. The lead was 10 points with 3:24 remaining after a jumper and two free throws by McGlynn. Isaiah Brown's bucket cut the lead to five with 22 seconds remaining before Reed Timmer finished the scoring with two free throws.
Loyola Chicago tops Drake 72-57 for 20th win
CHICAGO (AP) — Cameron Krutwig scored 17 points, Clayton Custer added 14 and Loyola Chicago pulled away from Drake 72-57 on Wednesday night.
The pair combined for 22 points in the second half when the Ramblers (20-5, 10-3 Missouri Valley Conference), who led 32-28 at the break, made 4 of 9 3-pointers, shot 57 percent (17 of 40) from the field and had 12 of their 21 assists with just one turnover.
Timmer sparks Drake to 78-68 road win over Bradley
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Reed Timmer made all six of his free throws in the final 66 seconds and matched his season high with 32 points to guide Drake to 78-68 victory over Bradley on Saturday night.
Southern Illinois uses late surge to top Drake 78-67
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Aaron Cook scored 18 points, including five in a game-ending 11-0 run, and Southern Illinois rallied for a 78-67 victory over Drake on Tuesday night.
Reed Timmer's layup with 4:19 left to play pulled Drake into a 67-all tie, but Armon Fletcher hit a pair of free throws with 3:09 left and Cook had back-to-back layups to carry the Salukis (15-9, 7-4 Missouri Valley Conference) to their fourth straight win.
Loyola-Chicago beats Drake 80-57 behind big 2nd-half run
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Marques Townes scored 17 points, Clayton Custer added 14 with eight assists, and Loyola-Chicago used a big second-half run to beat Drake 80-57 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight win.
Cameron Krutwig scored 12 points and Lucas Williamson added 10 for the Ramblers (17-4, 7-2 Missouri Valley Conference), who shot 56.7 from the field and trailed 31-29 at halftime.
Timmer’s big second half carries Drake to 61-58 win
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Reed Timmer scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half and Drake survived miserable 3-point shooting to beat Missouri State 61-58 on Saturday.
The victory left the Bulldogs (12-9, 6-2) alone atop the Missouri Valley Conference with Loyola of Chicago (5-1) playing Sunday.
The Bulldogs were only 3 of 26 from the arc. But Timmer broke the final tie with two free throws with six minutes left then added a layup and four more free throws in the final minute.
Northern Iowa pulls away early in 2nd, beats Drake 68-54
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Bennett Koch scored 19 points and Northern Iowa pulled away early in the second half to beat Drake 68-54 on Tuesday night.
Northern Iowa (10-9, 2-5 Missouri Valley Conference) has won two straight since snapping a seven-game skid, and has beaten Drake (11-9, 5-2) in 16 of the last 18 games.
McGlynn leads as Drake rolls to 81-65 win over Evansville
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nick McGlynn scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Drake rolled to an 81-65 win over Evansville on Saturday.
McGlynn was 9 of 10 from the field and 5 of 6 from the line for Bulldogs (11-8, 5-1 Missouri Valley Conference) who have won six of their last seven and lead in the MVC. Graham Woodward added 13 points off the bench, De'Antae McMurray and C.J. Rivers had 11 points apiece and Reed Timmer chipped in 10. Rivers led the team with 11 rebounds.
Drake holds off Indiana State 75-72 behind Timmer
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Reed Timmer scored 10 of his 18 points in the final 5 1/2 minutes, including a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining, to lift Drake to a 75-72 victory over Indiana State on Saturday.
Timmer hits 6 3s, scores 28; Drake beats Illinois St. 87-62
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Reed Timmer hit six 3-pointers and finished with 28 points and Nick McGlynn had his fourth double-double of the season to help Drake beat Illinois State 87-62 on Wednesday night for the Bulldogs' fourth win in a row.
McGlynn finished with 11 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and two blocks. De'Antae McMurray had 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and Jalen Gibbs also scored 12 for Drake (9-7, 3-0 Missouri Valley).
Late 3s give Drake a 66-64 win over Bradley in MVC opener
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Graham Woodward and Ore Arogundade hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Drake the lead and Nick McGlynn's two free throws made it stand up for a 66-64 win over Bradley in the Missouri Valley Conference opener on Thursday night.
The game was tied at intermission, 33-33, and neither team could build more than a single-digit lead in the second half.
Timmer scores career-high, Drake beats Chicago State 79-67
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Reed Timmer buried seven 3-pointers and all seven of his free throws for a career-high 32 points and Drake turned back Chicago State 79-67 on Sunday.
Nick McGlynn just missed his third straight double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-1).
Fred Sims Jr. hit five 3s and scored 25 to lead the Cougars (2-7), while Glen Burns had 15 points with five assists and Deionte Simmons tallied 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Drake beats Missouri State 72-71 in OT behind Timmer
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Reed Timmer scored 27 points, including a game-winning driving layup with 16 seconds left in overtime to give Drake a 72-71 win over Missouri State on Tuesday night.
Nick McGlynn and Graham Woodward each hit jumpers to give Drake a 68-65 lead in the extra session and McGlynn's basket with 52 seconds left made it 70-68. Dequon Miller made 1 of 2 free throws and the Bears trailed 70-69.
S. Illinois pulls away from Drake for an 83-69 victory
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Sean O'Brien scored 16 points and had 13 rebounds and Leo Vincent added 15 points as Southern Illinois pulled away in the second half for an 83-69 win over Drake on Sunday.
Southern Illinois (8-7, 1-1 Missouri Valley) had a 37-32 lead at halftime before Drake used a 15-8 run in the first six minutes of the second half, taking a 47-45 lead on Reed Timmer's layup.
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 (10-4) to score 16 straight in the next 2:39 to get to 89-85 and again within four at 96-92 with 53 seconds left.