The college basketball season and the Tom Davis era at Drake officially begin tonight as the Bulldogs host Simpson College in their regular season opener. Drake will be heavily favored against the division-three Storm but Davis says the will bring in the mentality of an underdog. He says they have good seniors and good leadership and you have to treat them with respect and prepare accordingly. The Bulldogs have a lot of guards but a young an inexperienced front court will need to make strides. He says that will be the test of how many wins the team gets, as he says it’s tough to win if you’re getting kick down low right by the basket. Simpson lost to Drake in 1993 and went on to have a good season. Storm coach Bruce Wilson says the players like this opportunity. He says his players all wonder what they could have done in a scholarship program, and what it would be like playing against one.Wilson says his team will need to be ready to play at the speed it will take to handle the full court press.
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