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No. 20 Drake Wins Missouri Valley Title

Emmenecker gets MVP honors as Bulldogs head to the Big Dance

(Newser) - Drake clinched its first NCAA tournament berth since 1971 with a 79-49 win over Illinois State in the Missouri Valley Championship game. Former walk-on Adam Emmenecker padded his conference player of the year status with 16 points and six assists to garner tournament MVP honors as well. The No. 20... More »

No. 2 Memphis Roars Into Postseason Play

USC upsets No. 7 Stanford, No. 20 Drake reaches MVC final

(Newser) - No. 2 Memphis finished its Conference USA schedule with authority today with a 94-56 win over UAB, reports the Associated Press. Joey Dorsey led the way with 16 points and 12 rebounds as the Tigers won their fourth straight and finished 16-0 in conference. The Tigers led by 36 points... More »

No. 20 Drake Soars Past Indiana State

Bulldogs' win in tourney completes a season sweep of Sycamores

(Newser) - Drake moved one step closer to its first NCAA tournament berth since 1971 by easily defeating Indiana State, 68-46, in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The top-seeded Bulldogs (26-4) held the Sycamores, who won a play-in game over Wichita State Thursday, to 26% shooting, reports AP. Conference... More »

Price is Right as UConn Holds off West Virginia

No. 20 Drake clinches MVC, Bowling Green upsets No. 23 Kent St.

(Newser) - No. 15 Connecticut blew much of a 17-point lead before settling down to beat West Virginia 79-71 today in a Big East game, reports the AP. AJ Price led the Huskies (23-6, 12-4) with 24 points, and Jeff Adrien had his 16th double-double of the season with 17 points and... More »

No. 12 Hoosiers Clip Ohio State 72-69 in Indiana

No. 15 UConn routs Rutgers, Missouri St. upsets No. 20 Drake

(Newser) - Kelvin Sampson’s replacement, Dan Dakich, won his first game as coach at Assembly Hall, as the No. 12 Hoosiers bested Ohio State 72-69. Armon Bassett led the Hoosiers with 23 points and freshman Eric Gordon chipped in 17. Kosta Koufos had 21 points to lead the Buckeyes, who have... More »

Drake Busts Butler's Win Streak

No. 16 Bulldogs win ESPN Bracketbuster matchup

(Newser) - It took 35 years, but No. 16 Drake finally got its third win ever over No. 8 Butler today, reports the Associated Press. Josh Young scored 25 points as Drake (24-3) won the ESPN Bracketbuster matchup 71-64. The two mid-major schools had not played since the early 70's. Butler (25-3)... More »

No. 9 Butler Holds Back Cleveland State

Conference leaders Drake and Purdue both gain road victories

(Newser) - Butler made up for a loss earlier in the season to Cleveland State with an improved defensive game in a 51-46 win over the Vikings. Matt Howard and A.J. Graves led the Bulldogs, who lead the Horizon league at 13-2, with 17 and 15 points respectively. The teams combined... More »

Despite Sass, Houston Can't Tip Memphis

Tennessee cruises past Arkansas, So. Illinois shocks Drake

(Newser) - The first-ranked Memphis Tigers may have given Houston some hope with a 37-35 first-half lead, but they weren't about to give the game away. Holding the tough-talking Cougars to 29% shooting after the break and pulling in 13 more rebounds, Memphis kept its record perfect with a 68-59 victory. In... More »

Aggies Put Iowa State Behind Them 69-51

Butler and Drake both come back against Valparaiso, Illinois State

(Newser) - After a slow start and a brief Iowa State lead, 18th-ranked Texas A&M pulled ahead for good to finish the game 69-51. The Aggies' fourth straight win came courtesy of 16 points from Bryan Davis, the Battallion reports. "We're playing with much more toughness and much more poise,... More »

Lofton, Tennessee Crush Georgia

Stanford's twins too much for Cal, Drake beats N. Iowa

(Newser) - Tennessee's Chris Lofton nearly outplayed the Bulldogs alone in the first half of yesterday's match up, the AP reports. Lofton had 20 points in the half to give the No.3 Volunteers a 44-23 lead which they would not come close to relinquishing. He finished with a season high 27... More »

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