Scores

Final

Drake 69

(10-7, 3-3 MVC)

Evansville 60

(7-9, 2-4 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, January 13, 2012

    Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    DRKE 39 3069
    EVAN 32 2860

    Top Performers

    Drake: B. Simons 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Evansville: R. Sawvell 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

    Drake 69, Evansville 60

    Associated Press

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Ben Simons scored 17 points and Drake shot 61.4 percent to beat Evansville 69-60 on Friday night.

    Aaron Hawley had 11 points for the Bulldogs (10-7, 3-3 Missouri Valley), who won their second in a row and notched their first road victory of the season.

    Ryan Sawvell scored 14 points to pace the Purple Aces (7-9, 2-4), whose losing streak stretched to four. Denver Holmes added 12 points and Ned Cox 10.

    The Bulldogs, who made 27 of 44 shots, started the game with a 6-0 run and expanded the lead to 30-13 with 8:47 left in the first half after back-to-back baskets by Kraidon Woods.

    Evansville scored the last eight points of the first half and trailed 39-32 at the break but never took the lead.

    The Purple Aces were outrebounded 38-21 but committed only 10 turnovers while forcing 22.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DRKE
    EVAN
    Points 69 60
    FG Made-Attempted 27-44 (.614) 23-54 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 2-12 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 12-19 (.632)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 0

    2011-12 Season

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