Scores

Final

Evansville 56

(9-20, 3-15 MVC)

Drake 53

(13-18, 7-11 MVC)

    5:05 PM ET, February 27, 2010

    Knapp Center, Des Moines, Iowa

    1 2 T
    EVAN 22 3456
    DRKE 19 3453

    Top Performers

    Evansville: N. Cox 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast

    Drake: J. Young 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Evansville 56, Drake 53

    Associated Press

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Denver Holmes' 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted Evansville to a 56-53 victory over Drake on Saturday.

    Holmes' basket from 28 feet gave Evansville its second straight win. The Purple Aces (9-20, 3-15) beat No. 25 Northern Iowa 55-54 at home on Tuesday. They will face Missouri State in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Thursday in St. Louis.

    Ned Cox scored 18 points and Colt Ryan added 16 as Evansville shot 50 percent from the field on Saturday.

    Josh Young, with 16 points, was the only player in double figures for Drake (13-18, 7-11). Young's basket with 8 seconds to play tied the game for the Bulldogs, who finished eighth in the Missouri Valley and will meet Southern Illinois in their first-round MVC game on Thursday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EVAN
    DRKE
    Points 56 53
    FG Made-Attempted 22-44 (.500) 18-47 (.383)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 8-24 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-7 (.571) 9-11 (.818)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 6

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 20, 2010 DRKE 72, @EVAN 65Recap
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