Scores

Final

Evansville 54

(12-13, 7-8 MVC)

Drake 78

(14-12, 7-8 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    8:00 PM ET, February 12, 2012

    Knapp Center, Des Moines, Iowa

    1 2 T
    EVAN 26 2854
    DRKE 33 4578

    Top Performers

    Evansville: D. Holmes 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Drake: J. Clarke 18 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Drake 78, Evansville 54

    Associated Press

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Jordan Clarke scored 18 points, leading five Drake players in double figures, and the Bulldogs ended a three-game losing streak by beating Evansville 78-54 on Sunday night.

    Clarke also had 12 rebounds for Drake (14-12, 7-8 Missouri Valley), which never trailed.

    Kurt Alexander had 16 points, Rayvonte Rice scored 13, Jeremy Jeffers scored 12 and Aaron Hawley added 10 points for the Bulldogs. Drake was 11 for 22 from behind the 3-point line, with Jeffers making four of his six tries.

    Denver Holmes led Evansville (12-13, 7-8) with 16 points. Kenny Harris had 12 points for the Purple Aces, who beat No. 17 Creighton 65-57 in their previous game.

    The Bulldogs led by as many as 13 in the first half, but Evansville cut it to 33-26 at the break and trailed 40-39 with 13 minutes left. Drake then put the game out of reach with a 17-2 run.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EVAN
    DRKE
    Points 54 78
    FG Made-Attempted 21-57 (.368) 30-56 (.536)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 11-22 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-9 (1.000) 7-11 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 27

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 13, 2012 DRKE 69, @EVAN 60Recap
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