Men’s Basketball Stays On Top Of The Valley With Big Win Over Evansville

first_img Box Score (HTML) at UNI 1/16/2018 – 7 p.m. “We talk about trusting our teammates every day and we take it one play at a time to get the best shot. If we drive, we find guys to make open threes and I trust teammates to find me in the lane if I’m open,” McGlynn said of the team’s offense.  The six-game home win streak is the longest by the Bulldogs since the 2011-12 season and was never threatened as the Bulldogs led by double-digits for the final 26 minutes of the game.The Bulldogs led by as many as 22 points in the first three minutes of the second half and Evansville would get no closer than 15 points for the remainder of the game. When the Purple Aces did draw within 15 points, the Bulldogs called a timeout and Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) drained a three-pointer out of the break and De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) followed with a bucket to put the Bulldogs back up by 20 with 6:18 left. Woodward finished the game with 13 points on a 3-of-4 night from the arc while McMurray had 11 points and four assists.Evansville (12-7, 2-4 MVC) was led by 28 points from Ryan Taylor while Dru Smith added 14. As a team, the Purple Aces were held to 42.3 percent shooting and just four three-pointers with two of them coming in the final 40 seconds of the game.The first-place Bulldogs return to action Tuesday, Jan. 16, when they visit in-state MVC foe UNI. Tipoff at the McLeod Center is scheduled for 7 p.m.Print Friendly Version Box Score (PDF) Preview DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team jumped out to an 11-0 lead and Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) scored a career-high 23 points as the Bulldogs cruised past visiting Evansville, 81-65 at the Knapp Center Saturday, Jan. 13. The win kept the Bulldogs in first place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings at 5-1 and undefeated at the Knapp Center this season.”Our guys came ready to play and we started fast, especially on the defensive end,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved. “We jumped one them early and never really looked back. I’m really proud of the guys and it was a great team effort. That’s a tough Evansville team and our guys played well and got the job done.”Drake (11-8, 5-1 MVC) drained nine three-pointers and shot 9-of-20 from the three-point arc in the win with four different Bulldogs making multiple three-pointers. C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) recorded his first career double-double and was three assists shy of a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. McGlynn added nine rebounds for the Bulldogs and left the game with 3:15 remaining to narrowly miss a double-double. Five Bulldogs scored in double-figures in the win as the team continued to move the ball with a season-high 22 assists on 28 made shots.center_img Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Live Stats 1350 ESPN Panther Sports Network | ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Story Linkslast_img

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