Scores

Final

Drake 79

(8-4, 1-0 MVC)

Evansville 68

(4-5, 0-1 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, December 28, 2005

    Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    DRKE 33 4679
    EVAN 31 3768

    Top Performers

    Drake: C. Brooks 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Evansville: S. Ely 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Drake 79, Evansville 68

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Chris Bryant scored 15 points, including six during a decisive 12-0 run, to lead Drake to a 79-68 victory over Evansville Wednesday night in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.

    Ajay Calvin scored 14 for the Bulldogs (8-4, 1-0 MVC). Al Stewart had 13 and Chaun Brooks 11 for Drake, which led 33-31 at halftime.

    The teams exchanged the lead twice and were tied six times during the first half. The Bulldogs regained the lead with 3:45 left in the half when a 3-pointer by Brooks made it 27-24.

    The Purple Aces (4-5, 0-1) took a 34-33 lead after the break when Bradley Strickland sank a free throw and then hit a jumper. But Bryant hit a 3-pointer seconds later that began 12 unanswered points and gave the Bulldogs a 45-34 lead with 13:33 left.

    Evansville never drew closer than six points for rest of the game.

    Jason Holsinger led the Purple Aces with 18, including 3-of-8 3-pointers. Strickland scored 15, Ely Shy 14 and Matt Webster 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DRKE
    EVAN
    Points 79 68
    FG Made-Attempted 26-50 (.520) 22-49 (.449)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 5-19 (.263)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-27 (.741) 19-28 (.679)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 3

    2005-06 Season

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