Bradley vs Drake

Drake 65, Bradley 49

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rayvonte Rice scored 18 points and Ben Simons had 16 as Drake defeated Bradley 65-49 Thursday night in the opening round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

The seventh-seeded Bulldogs (17-14) advance to the quarterfinals on Friday when they'll face No. 2 seed Creighton.

Drake finished in a five-way tie for third place at 9-9 in the Missouri Valley - its second-highest finish in 26 years - but tiebreakers dropped the Bulldogs to the No. 7 seed.

Walt Lemon scored 16 points and Dyricus Simms-Edwards had 14 for 10th-seeded Bradley (7-25), which shot 34 percent from the field and hit just 4 of 20 3-point attempts.

Drake, which beat Bradley for the third time this season, dominated inside with a 40-22 advantage on points in the paint.

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Bradley Braves
J. Eastman, F361-112-27324
S. Shayok, F190-02-23012
J. Prosser, C163-60-01046
W. Lemon, G395-134-672316
D. Simms-Edwards, G375-123-533114
A. Thompson202-20-14024
J. Crawford191-50-03003
C. Woods140-10-00010
Totals 17-5011-163381449
 34%68.8% 
Drake Bulldogs
B. Simons, F365-143-343016
J. Jeffers, F343-92-25248
J. Clarke, F272-61-19125
R. Rice, G367-134-551118
K. Alexander, G224-70-23248
D. Smith151-10-03232
A. Hawley142-21-21006
K. Woods111-20-02142
K. Madison20-00-00000
C. Parker20-00-00000
J. Welfringer10-10-02010
Totals 25-5511-1535121965
 45.5%73.3% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.16-226-947
Evansville12-625-993
Illinois St.12-618-14114
So. Illinois11-722-10138
N. Iowa11-723-1370
Indiana St.8-1015-17171
Missouri St.8-1013-19235
Loyola-Chi.7-1115-17239
Bradley3-155-27306
Drake2-167-24325
 
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