The Drake Bulldogs host their own tournament beginning tomorrow night in the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs are 3-1 and will play their next five games at home. Coach Keno Davis says they have some momentum to be 3-1 after playing most of the games on the road and now have five games at home in the next nine days.
The Bulldogs play North Carolina Central in the opening round. Duquense and Cal State-Northridge meet in the other first round contest. Davis says they’ve played teams like Duke and Wake Forest and will be ready to play.
Davis says a key for the Bulldogs this season will their play on defense against running teams and teams that want a slower pace. He says they had some guys who could take the ball to the basket, but their strength wasn’t their defense, and they need to work on that.
Davis believes this is a key stretch for his team as they will be judged by their win-loss record at the end of the year, so these games will be as important as other games. Davis says they know, without injuries, that they will be a better ballclub in January, so they need to work toward that.