Detroit 61

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Drake 69

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    5:05 PM ET, November 20, 2005

    The Knapp Center, Des Moines, Iowa

    1 2 T
    DET 32 2961
    DRKE 32 3769

    Top Performers

    Detroit: C. Bailey 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Blk

    Drake: C. Brooks 13 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Drake 69, Detroit 61

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Jonathan Cox, a walk-on playing his first college game, and Chaun Brooks scored 13 points apiece and Drake used two second-half runs to beat Detroit 69-61 on Sunday.

    Another player in his first game with the Bulldogs (1-0), junior-college transfer Al Stewart, had a solid debut at point guard with eight points, eight assists and four steals.

    Stewart keyed Drake's full-court pressure defense, which forced Detroit (1-1) into 24 turnovers in the first basketball game at the recently opened Wells Fargo Arena. The Bulldogs made 15 steals and finished with a 23-15 edge in points off turnovers.

    Chuck Bailey led Detroit with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Brandon Cotton scored 14 but shot just 6-for-17.

    Drake trailed 48-42 after a 16-2 Detroit run, then answered with a 14-2 burst. Stewart started it with a driving basket and finished it with two lob passes to Ajay Calvin, who had 10 points. Calvin dunked on the first pass and banked in a layup on the second, making it 56-50 with 7:14 left.

    Detroit drew to 56-54 on Bailey's tip-in but never regained the lead. Drake sank eight of 10 free throws in the final 1:15, including four by freshman Jacob Baryenbruch, to secure the victory.

    Drake broke a 32-all tie by scoring the first eight points of the second half. Brooks finished that run with two baskets, the second after Stewart stole the ball and fired a pass that led to a layup.

    The Bulldogs couldn't sustain it, though, and Detroit scored 16 of the next 18 points.

    Cox, who sat out last season as a freshman, shot 5-for-7 and led the Bulldogs with five rebounds. He scored 10 of his points during a 3-minute span late in the first half by making five straight shots, including two layups after Drake stole the ball in its press.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 61 69
    FG Made-Attempted 26-61 (.426) 25-51 (.490)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 0-4 (.000)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-10 (.500) 19-28 (.679)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 8

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