Drake vs Bradley

Bradley 67, Drake 57

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Walt Lemon Jr. scored 23 points and Bradley defeated Drake 67-57 Saturday night in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.

Dyricus Simms-Edwards had 20 points and eight steals for the Braves (9-4), who only won seven games all of last season. Tyshon Pickett added 10 points and eight rebounds for Bradley.

Ben Simons had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (6-6), but was guarded by Simms-Edwards and made just 4 of 18 shots. Chris Hines scored 11 points and Seth VanDeest scored 10.

Drake held a 46-34 rebounding advantage, but the Bulldogs shot just 34 percent from the field. Bradley outscored Drake 26-16 in the paint, shot 41 percent and led for nearly the entire game.

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Drake Bulldogs
B. Simons, F374-184-4101113
J. Clarke, F311-41-28033
S. VanDeest, C173-44-771410
C. Hines, G303-82-230211
M. Mason, G120-30-01300
R. Carter281-70-02512
D. Ugbede173-41-25027
J. King142-60-04144
G. Ricks Jr.133-50-02127
J. Jeffers10-00-00000
Totals 20-5912-1746121957
 33.9%70.6% 
Bradley Braves
T. Pickett, F263-94-481110
W. Egolf, C251-62-55135
D. Simms-Edwards, G378-142-322120
W. Lemon Jr., G368-155-864323
J. Eastman, G300-20-06220
J. Prosser241-61-32123
K. Bell142-31-22016
S. Shayok60-00-01020
J. Crawford20-00-00000
Totals 23-5515-2534111567
 41.8%60% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-130-517
N. Iowa16-231-414
Illinois St.11-722-1362
Indiana St.11-715-16190
Evansville9-924-12119
Loyola-Chi.8-1024-13123
Drake6-129-22269
Missouri St.5-1311-20247
So. Illinois4-1412-21278
Bradley3-159-24288
 
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