Five Bulldogs Score In Double Figures As Men’s Basketball Defeats Evansville, 88-76

first_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Mediacom MC22 Listen Live Watch Live Indiana State 1/11/2017 – 7 p.m. Box Score (PDF) Story Links Next Game: Photo Gallery center_img In addition to Arogundade’s three-pointers, Schlatter and Timmer made 10-straight free throw in the final four minutes on an afternoon that saw the team shoot 23-of-25 (92.0 percent) from the free-throw line. As a team, the Bulldogs shot 50 percent from the field in the second half while committing just two turnovers in the period to start the MVC season 2-2 for the first time since the 2010-11 season.The Bulldogs continue their homestead on Wednesday, Jan. 11, for ‘We Back The Blue Night.’ Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will broadcast live on Mediacom MC22 and on radio via ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM. As part of ‘We Back The Blue Night,’ all law enforcement officials and their families receive free admission by showing their badge at the door. Click here for more information on ‘We Back The Blue Night.’Print Friendly Version Box Score (HTML) DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team outscored Evansville by 12 points in the final four minutes of an 88-76 win Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Knapp Center. The win was Drake’s third-straight on its home court and improved the Bulldogs to 2-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference.Drake (4-12, 2-2 MVC) was led by season-high 28 points from junior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) who finished just two points shy of a career-high while shooting 8-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-7 from the three-point arc. Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) added a career-high 17 points with seven rebounds. The junior also drained two critical three-pointers with less than three minutes to play as part of a 12-0 run to give the Bulldogs a 10-point cushion heading into the final minute of play.”You just have to believe in yourself and your teammates,” Arogundade said of his late six-point flurry. “Coach Rutter has done a really good job of instilling confidence in all of us so when I saw the shot, I let it fly.”Arogundade and Timmer were joined by three other Bulldogs, Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa), De’Antae McMurry (Alton, Ill.) and T.J. Thomas (Stone Mountain, Ga.) in double figures with 11, 10 and 10 points, respectively.The MVC’s leading scorer, Jaylon Brown, led Evansville (10-7, 1-3 MVC) with 23 points, 15 of them in the first half.Evansville claimed its first lead of the game six minutes into the second half as part of a 9-0 run and neither team led by more than a possession for the next 12 minutes. With four minutes left, Evansville’s Ryan Taylor hit a three-pointer to give the Aces a 72-70 lead. However, the Bulldogs’ defense clamped down and held Evansville without a field goal for the next 3:35 while assembling a 12-0 run to take a commanding lead into the final minute.”It was really back-and-forth until the end,” said Drake head coach Jeff Rutter. “We had not had a string of stops until the 3:40 mark where we had a string of five-straight stops when we moved to man-to-man down the stretch.” Full Schedule Roster last_img