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Drake 73, Southern Utah 60

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- When Drake needed a jump-start, Chris
Bryant provided the spark.

Bryant came off the bench to score a season-high 18 points and
ignited two key Bulldog runs as Drake defeated Southern Utah 73-60
Thursday.

The win gives the Bulldogs (7-4) their most non-conference
victories since the 1989-90 team posted an 8-6 record.

Bryant was 7-for-12 from the field, including 4-for-8 from
3-point range as the Bulldogs finished non-conference play.

Lubor Olsovsky led Southern Utah with 12 points.

The Bulldogs finished the first half on a 12-5 run for a 32-25
halftime lead.

The Thunderbirds (1-10) stayed close until midway through the
second half when the Bulldogs went on a 10-1 run with two baskets
by Ajay Calvin and a 3-pointer by Bryant for a 54-40 with 11:56
left.

Alou Kieta had three blocks to tie Lewis Lloyd for third on
Drake's career shot block list with 63.