#25 Drake Bulldogs 80 Valparaiso Crusaders 77 (Drake 18-0)


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The Missouri Valley Conference on ESPN3 was my first game of the day and it turned into a very competitive game. Drake (18-0, 9-0 Conf) trailed throughout this one including being down double digits in the 2nd half. Valpo (6-12, 3-6 Conf) was able to hit some key three's in the first have but went cold from three-point land for much of the 2nd half this coupled with the fact that the Bulldogs had 1 13-7 edge in offensive rebounds turned out to be two huge reasons the Crusaders could not sustain their big lead. For Drake, ShanQuan Hemphill (Gary, Ind) led the way with 18 points and 12 boards. Joseph Yesufu (Bolingbrook, IL) came off of the bench to score 12. For Valpo, Sheldon Edwards (West Palm Beach, FL) came off of the bench to score 20 points.