With Josh Young at the foul line and less than a second remaining it seemed a sure thing that Drake would head to overtime against Southern Illinois. But after hitting the first one the juniot standout had a rare miss on the second one and the Bulldogs dropped their home finale to the Salukis 56-55.
Drake coach Mark Phelps on his post game show on KRNT in Des Moines says it was not a happy lockerroom, but he says everyone was picking each other up and letting Young know it was not his fault they lost. He says they now have to regroup and get ready for the next game.
Phelps says what lost the game for his team was falling behind by 11 points. He says their inability to make shots and to get defensive rebounds was the big reason they lost the game. Drake is 7-10 in the Valley and closes the regular season this weekend at Bradley.