The Drake Bulldogs opened the Missouri Valley Conference tournament as the top seed today played like it top with an easy 68-48 win over Indiana State. Leonard Houston led Drake with 16 points, Jonathan Cox had 12 points, and wasn’t surprised that five Bulldogs were in double figures. Cox said on the post-game show on KRNT radio that the win shows how balanced a team they are and how well they play together.
Cox made his comments on the . Adam Emmenecker had 12 points, and Josh Young and Klayton Korver each had 11. Cox says he could tell that Indiana State was feeling the effects of having to play the day before. "We definitely know what that feels like, having to play in the play-in game last year, it’s hard to come back after playing at night to come back and play in the morning like this." He says coach Keno Davis tried to stress to them to try and run them as the Sycamores would be tired.
Drake moves on to the semifinals and plays the winner of the Creighton-Bradley game. The Bulldogs are now 26-4 on the season.