Air Force vs Drake

Drake 62, Air Force 60

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Ben Simons scored 16 points, Rayvonte Rice added 15, and Drake survived a wild finish to beat Air Force 62-60 Saturday in a Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge game.

Drake led the entire game, but almost found itself on the losing end after Air Force erased almost all of an eight-point deficit in the last two minutes. The Falcons (3-2) had two shots at potential game-winning 3-pointers in the final five seconds, but Todd Fletcher and Mike Fitzgerald both missed.

Before that, Fletcher and Fitzgerald had each converted two free throws to pull Air Force within 61-60 with 42 seconds left. With 15 seconds to play, Fitzgerald fouled Karl Madison, who made one of two foul shots to put Drake (5-3) up by two.

Fitzgerald and Michael Lyons led Air Force with 13 points apiece.

The teams had not met since 1981. Drake is now 6-0 all-time against Air Force.

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Scoreboard
Air Force (3-2)213960
Drake (5-3) «313162

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Air Force Falcons
M. Fitzgerald, F373-65-791413
T. Stewart, F302-74-53348
T. Broekhuis, C323-83-550311
M. Lyons, G384-114-841113
T. Fletcher, G272-42-22127
C. Carter111-11-42023
A. Brakeville91-22-20054
K. Williams90-21-21031
S. Hempsey40-00-01000
D. Earls30-00-00000
Totals 16-4122-353162460
 39%62.9% 
Drake Bulldogs
B. Simons, F376-100-021316
J. Clarke, F223-74-780310
J. Jeffers, F222-31-25145
R. Rice, G336-142-383415
K. Madison, G320-46-100146
A. Hawley181-43-52126
K. Woods180-12-23022
D. Smith100-02-20022
K. Alexander80-20-02120
Totals 18-4520-313282662
 40%64.5% 
Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Boise St.0-010-129
Fresno St.0-09-2111
Nevada0-08-217
UNLV0-08-294
Wyoming0-08-350
San Diego St0-07-376
Air Force0-05-5311
Utah St.0-05-6208
Colorado St.0-04-6148
New Mexico0-03-7215
San Jose St.0-02-7342

Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Loyola-Chi.0-010-186
Bradley0-08-2140
Evansville0-08-291
N. Iowa0-08-215
Missouri St.0-09-3122
Valparaiso0-08-399
So. Illinois0-05-4247
Drake0-05-5195
Indiana St.0-05-6222
Illinois St.0-04-6109
 
Other games
NC 72 Final
Kentucky 73
Iowa St 66 Final
Michigan 76
UTRGV 35 Final
Ohio St 64
Purdue 63 Final
XAV 66
Arkansas 62 Final
UConn 75
GONZ 75 Final
Illinois 82
MU 61 Final
Wisc 54
PITT 61 Final
Tenn 56
S Florida 42 Final
Kansas 70
PORT 53 Final
STL 73
SFA 42 Final
Tx A&M 55
Aus Peay 60 Final
Memphis 91
W Virg 62 Final
Miss St 75