Scores

Final

Drake 71

(12-1, 3-0 MVC)

Evansville 68

(5-8, 0-3 MVC)

    3:05 PM ET, January 6, 2008

    Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    DRKE 30 4171
    EVAN 32 3668

    Top Performers

    Drake: J. Cox 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Blk

    Evansville: J. Holsinger 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Drake 71, Evansville 68

    Associated Press

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Jonathan Cox scored 19 points and blocked five shots to lead Drake past Evansville 71-68 on Sunday.

    Adam Emmenecker had 10 points and 10 assists as the only other play to score in double figures for Drake (12-1, 3-0).

    The Bulldogs led most of the first half before the Purple Aces rallied to take a 32-30 lead into halftime. The two teams then stayed within a few points of each other in the second half before Cox helped Drake pull away with a block and a 3-pointer in game's final seconds.

    Drake shot 15-for-22 in the second half and made 52 percent of its field goals for the game.

    Jason Holsinger led Evansville (5-8, 0-3) with 20 points, Clint Hopf had 12, and Victor Gomez added 11. The Purple Aces made 40 percent of their field goals on 26-of-65 shooting for the game.

    Drake has now won 11-straight games and remains in first place in the Missouri Valley Conference. Evansville is last in the 10-team league.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DRKE
    EVAN
    Points 71 68
    FG Made-Attempted 29-55 (.527) 26-65 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 8-19 (.421)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-8 (.750) 8-11 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 3

    2007-08 Season

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