The Drake basketball team is off to its best start in nearly three decades but that is not a surprise to coach Keno Davis. The Bulldogs take an 8-1 record into Friday night’s game at Iowa. Davis says he’s not surprised they started well, partly because of the schedule and because he knew they would shoot the ball well.

Davis says the ability to shoot the ball well can offset shortcomings in other areas. He says the team last year was talented and athletic, but was not a great shooting team. He says this team has the chance to be a great shooting team.

Davis says much of the credit for their success goes to a senior class which has waited its turn. He says the veterans aren’t really very experienced as they’ve been sitting behind other players and now are getting their chance.