Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012
THE STORYLINE: The Drake Bulldogs (16-14, 9-9 MVC; T-3rd) posted their second-highest regular season finish in the Missouri Valley Conference in 26 years, tying for third place with four other teams. Tiebreakers pushed the Bulldogs to the No. 7 seed in the State Farm MVC Tournament, where they will tip off vs. 10th-seeded Bradley on Thursday, March 1, at approximately 8:38 p.m. (CT) at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis (18,592). Drake swept Bradley this season and faces the Braves for the second year in a row in a first-round tournament game as the No. 7 seed. Bradley, 5-3 vs. Drake in MVC Tournament history, won that matchup, 63-48. The winner draws No. 2-seed Creighton at 6:08 p.m., Friday, March 2.
VIDEO: Five Questions with Jeremy Jeffers | Five Questions with Karl Madison | Five Questions with Jordan Clarke | Five Questions with Kraidon Woods | Five Questions with Ben Simons | Five Questions with Rayvonte Rice
ARCH MADNESS: Bradley is the second-most frequent Valley opponent for Drake in the State Farm MVC Tournament, with Thursday's matchup the ninth between the schools in tournament history. The Bulldogs' most-played postseason opponent is Illinois State (10). Drake plays its 48th MVC Tournament game Thursday (15-32).
RADIO/TV: All games can be heard on AM 1350 KRNT in Des Moines, with Larry Cotlar on play-by-play and Dolph Pulliam as analyst. The game vs. Bradley will be televised by FOX Sports Midwest with John Rooney handling play-by-play, Mark Adams providing color commentary and Tom Ackerman courtside. The game will air on FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports Indiana, FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX College Sports Central and ESPN3.com. It can be found on DirecTV (Ch. 657) DISH and AT&T U-verse (Ch. 691).
- Junior Ben Simons and sophomore Rayvonte Rice were named second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference on Tuesday. Rice was honorable mention a year ago, and Simons was honored for the first time.
- Drake's third-place finish, tied with five other teams at 9-9, is its second-highest in the MVC standings in the last 26 years. The 2007-08 Bulldogs won the conference title at15-3, and the 1985-86 team tied for second at 10-6. This year's 9-9 conference record, best under head coach Mark Phelps, is topped in the last 26 years only by the 15-3 record of '07-'08, and matched by the 9-9 marks of 2001-02, '94-'95 and '92-'93.
- With 16 wins the Bulldogs will finish with a winning record for the second time in Phelps' four years at Drake. He is the first Drake head coach in 50 years to post two winning seasons in his first four years (Maury John, 2, 1958-62). It is the second-highest win total in Phelps' tenure (17-16, 2008-09).
- Drake boasts two of the top four scorers in the Valley, with Rayvonte Rice third at 16.6 points per game and Ben Simons fourth at 16.2. If those numbers hold, Drake will be the first MVC team with two players to finish in the top four in scoring since 2003-04, and first with two players to average 16.0 or more points per game since '02-'03.
NOTABLE THIS WEEK:
- Drake ranks second in the MVC in three-point field-goal pct. defense (.312) and third in steals (7.0).
- With 60 career wins Phelps has more wins than any Drake coach in his first four seasons (2nd: Maury John, 55, 1958-62). No Drake head coach since Maury John (.555 from 1958-62) has had a better winning percentage in his first four seasons than Phelps (.472).
- Rayvonte Rice's 16.6-point scoring average is on pace to be the best by a Bulldog in 11 seasons (Luke McDonald, 17.9, 2001-02). The next highest averages in recent history are 18.1 by Lynnrick Rogers in 1994-95 and 21.1 by Curt Smith in 1992-93.
- Rice ranks No. 94 in the nation in scoring (16.6) and No. 37 in the nation in steals (2.0; No. 1 MVC). He is averaging 2.3 steals per game in MVC-only games and tied his career high with five at Southern Illinois (1/18). He also had five at Creighton (1/3).
- Rice is one of 10 Missouri Valley Conference players on the Watch List for the 2012 Larry Bird Player of the Year Trophy. He was named National High-Major Player of the Week by College Sports Madness for games of Jan. 23-29.
- Ben Simons leads the MVC and ranks 48th in the NCAA in three-point field goals per game (2.6), while ranking No. 23 among NCAA DI players in three-point field goal percentage (42.6%). With a career-high seven three-pointers at Wichita State (2/25) Simons now ranks sixth among active MVC players and eighth on Drake's career list with 145. His 66 this season tie for 10th-most by a Bulldog.
- Simons has topped the 20-point mark seven times this season, including a career-high of 29 points vs. Wichita State (1/28/12), which matched the best output by a Bulldog since Josh Young scored 34 points vs. Morehead State on Nov. 19, 2008. Rice scored 29 earlier this year vs. Central Arkansas (12/21/11) and Ryan Wedel scored 29 vs. Evansville Feb. 23, 2011.
- Simons, a co-captain, ranks second in the MVC free-throw shooting (.860; 49-57). He had made 21 consecutive free throws and 27-of-28 from the stripe over an 11-game span between Dec 28 and Feb. 1, before missing his first attempt vs. Southern Illinois (2/22/12), in his first game back after missing five games with mononucleosis. Simons' last miss had come with 4:24 to play vs. Bradley (1/10). Simons ranks No. 1 among active MVC players in career free-throw percentage (.867).
- Drake is 15-2 when shooting a higher percentage than its opponent and 9-0 when shooting 50 percent or higher.
- The Bulldogs have not allowed an opponent to shoot higher than 50 percent from the field in any of its last 15 outings. Opponents in this stretch are shooting a combined 41.1 percent (341-829), including a figure of 38.7 percent over the last six games (132-of-341). In addition, those six opponents have combined to shoot 35-of-159 (.220) from three-point range.
- This 15-game stretch follows a period in which Drake allowed six opponents over an 11-game span to top 50-percent shooting before tightening up on the defensive end.
- Junior Jordan Clarke ranks eighth in the MVC in rebounds with a team-leading average of 6.5 and sixth in steals (1.4). Clarke had 34 rebounds in a three-game stretch in mid-February (11.3 rpg). He posted his third double-double of the season on Feb. 12 vs. Evansville with a career-high 18 points and 12 rebounds.
- Junior Aaron Hawley made 17 three pointers in six-game stretch (2.8) while starting in place of Ben Simons (mono). Three times he made a career-high four three-pointers in that six-game span (vs. Missouri State, 2/4; at Illinois State, 2/8 & at New Mexico State, 2/18).
- Redshirt-freshman Jeremy Jeffers (207 points) needs 10 more points to move into the top 10 on Drake's all-time freshman scoring list. Rice set the record last year with 428 points. Jeffers' 28 three-pointers rank eighth by a freshman in Drake history, and his .467 percentage from beyond the arc is best among all in the top 10.
- Senior Kraidon Woods ranks third in the MVC in blocked shots (1.3; 39) and third also in conference-only games (1.6; 28). His 64 career blocks rank seventh among active Valley players. Woods tied his career high with four blocks and set a career high with four steals vs. Wichita State (1/28/12).
- Woods' .654 career field-goal percentage ranks second among active players in the Missouri Valley Conference with at least 10 attempts (87-133).
- The Bulldogs are the last team to defeat first-place Wichita State (Jan. 28), which is No. 10 in the RPI rankings.
- The Missouri Valley Conference is No. 8 in the NCAA's latest RPI rankings, with two teams in the top 25 and a combined 14 Top 50 wins, including two by Drake-over No. 10 Wichita State and No. 31 Iowa State. The MVC's 14 Top 50 wins are third-most of any conference. Five of the Bulldogs' MVC losses have come at the hands of Wichita State, No. 25 Creighton (twice) and No. 65 Northern Iowa (twice). Drake is No. 132.
- Mark Phelps picked up the first two overtime victories of his career in a span of 11 days in January after dropping the first three overtime games of his career from 2008-11. The first win came Jan. 18 at Southern Illinois, a 75-68 victory in a single overtime session. The second came Jan. 28 in triple overtime against Wichita State, 93-86.
LAST OUTING: The Drake Bulldogs suffered defeat at the hands of MVC regular season champion Wichita State, 81-58, before a charged-up crowd of 10,506 at Charles Koch Arena. Ben Simons led Drake with 21 points, all on three-point baskets, in the final regular-season tune-up for both teams before the MVC Tournament. Simons made a career-high seven three-point shots, tied for fifth-most in a game by a Bulldog, including five in the first half to keep Drake in the game after it fell behind 12-1 in the game's first five minutes. He shot 7-of-12 from beyond the arc, and 7-of-17 on all field goals. Simons made four three-points in a span of 2:27 in the first half to pull Drake to within two points, at 15-13, with 12:06 to play in the half. Rayvonte Rice added 18 points for the Bulldogs, with 14 coming in the second half. Rice was 7-of-12 from the field and 4-of-5 from the free-throw line, and tied for the team lead in rebounds with four. He earned most of his second-half baskets on strong drives to the hoop against a Shockers' defense that ranks No. 1 in the MVC in field-goal percentage defense and No. 2 in points allowed.
ABOUT THE BRAVES: Bradley finished the regular season 7-24, 2-16 in the MVC. The Braves are led in scoring by Taylor Brown (14.8; 6th MVC) and Walt Lemon, Jr. (12.5), and in rebounding by Jordan Prosser (6.7; 7th MVC) and Brown (6.4; 9th). Bradley ranks fourth in the MVC in steals (6.5) and fifth in blocked shots (3.1) and three-point field-goal percentage defense (.362). Head coach Geno Ford is in his first year at Bradley, and has a career record of 126-93 in seven seasons.
BULLDOGS-BRAVES SERIES: Bradley leads the all-time series 79-55, and holds a 5-3 advantage in MVC Tournament games between the schools (4-2 on a neutral court). The Braves defeated the Bulldogs 63-48 last year on March 3 in an opening-round MVC Tournament game, with the teams slotted in the same 7/10 seedings as this year. Bradley leads 47-18 in Peoria, while Drake leads 35-28 in Des Moines. Rayvonte Rice averaged 17.0 points in two games vs. Bradley this year, Kurt Alexander 16.0 and Ben Simons 21 in one game.
THE LAST TIME (Drake 62, at Bradley 55; Feb. 15, 2012): Drake built an 18-point second-half lead and survived a late Bradley rally to win 62-55 on Wednesday night at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill., in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup. Junior Jordan Clarke grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and three players scored in double figures for the Bulldogs, who moved into a three-way tie for fourth place in the MVC with two conference games remaining. Sophomore Rayvonte Rice and senior Kurt Alexander scored 15 points apiece to lead the Bulldogs, and junior Aaron Hawley added 12 points. Hawley's last two points came on a clutch 15-foot jumper from the right side with 47 seconds remaining, with his team clinging to a three-point lead after Bradley had scored 10 consecutive points.
BULLDOGS-BRAVES IN 2011 MVC TOURNAMENT (Bradley 63, Drake 48; March 3, 2011): The Drake Bulldogs saw their 2010-11 season end with the disappointment of a 63-48 first-round loss to Bradley in the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Thursday, March 3, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Drake finished with a 13-18 record, while the Braves extended their season at 12-19. Both sides struggled from the field in the first half as the Bulldogs connected on 28.6 percent of their shots, while Bradley shot 34.4 percent. The Braves scored 10 of the first half's final 13 points to overcome a 19-17 Bulldog lead and hold a 27-22 halftime advantage. Redshirt junior Kraidon Woods dominated the glass in the initial stanza, matching a career high with nine rebounds en route to a Drake season-best 13 boards. Freshman Rayvonte Rice led an early-second half charge, scoring eight points in a 10-4 Drake run to assume a 35-31 lead. The Bulldogs made five of their first six shots of the second half. Bradley answered with a 13-0 run of its own, including a four-point play by Andrew Warren, to take a lead it didn't relinquish. Four straight points cut Drake's deficit to 44-39, but that proved to be as close as the Bulldogs got. Rice scored a team-high 13 points, while senior Ryan Wedel turned in an 11-point, six-rebound effort in his final collegiate game. Rice established a new career mark in blocked shots (4). Bradley's Dyricus Simms-Edwards paced all scorers with 26 points and nine rebounds, while Warren added 15 points.
BULLDOGS TOP FIVE IN MVC STATISTICAL RANKINGS: Drake holds the following top-five rankings:
- 2nd in three-point field-goal defense (.316)
- 3rd in steals (7.0)
- 4th in field-goal percentage (.444), field-goal percentage defense (.428)
- 5th in scoring (67.2) and defensive rebounds (tie, 24.0)
In conference-only play Drake ranks:
- 1st in three-point field-goal percentage defense (.272)
- 2nd in steals (6.9)
- 4th in scoring defense (67.8), field-goal percentage defense (.431), three-point FG% (.377) and blocked shots (tie, 3.0)
- 5th in scoring (67.0), field-goal percentage (.441), three-point FG made (6.6; 118) and scoring margin (+0.5).
SOPHOMORE SENSATION: Sophomore guard Rayvonte Rice (Champaign, Ill.) has followed his tremendous freshman season by earning 2012 second-team All-MVC honors, steadily improving his game in all facets.
- The 2010-11 all-freshman, all-newcomer and honorable mention All-MVC performer has raised his scoring average to 16.6, third-best in the MVC and No. 94 in the NCAA, and averages 5.7 rebounds per game, 12th in the MVC and up from his team-leading 4.8 figure of a year ago.
- Rice ranks No. 1 in the MVC and No. 37 in the NCAA in steals (2.0), and ranks third in minutes played (33.4).
- He has scored a career-high 29 points in a game this season (12/21/11 vs. Central Arkansas), 27 (1/7/12 vs. UNI), and three times scored 23 (Winthrop, 11/19; at Iowa, 12/17; vs. Creighton, 1/25). Rice has seven games with 20 or more points (including three in a row in late December), 11 for his career.
- Rice has recorded three double-doubles this season and has four for his career. His most recent came vs. Southern Illinois (2/22/12), following back-to-back double-doubles in late January (23 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to Creighton Jan 25; 19 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in a Jan. 28 win over Wichita State).
- Rice was one of 10 MVC Players on the conference's Watch List for the 2012 Larry Bird Player of the Year Award, and was named in late December to collegehoops.net's Pre-League Play All-MVC team along with Creighton's Doug McDermott, Missouri State's Kyle Weems, Evansville's Colt Ryan and Bradley's Taylor Brown.
- Named National High-Major Player of the Week for Jan. 23-29 by CollegeSportsMadness.com.
SIMONS ELEVATES HIS GAME: Junior forward Ben Simons (Cadillac, Mich.) earned his first All-MVC honor this season, claiming second-team laurels, despite missing five games in February after contracting mononucleosis. The Feb. 4 game vs. Missouri State was his first missed game after playing in 87 in a row.
- Simons earned his first MVC Player of the Week honor Jan. 16 for his two 20-point games in 3 Drake wins.
- Simons ranks second on the team in scoring at 16.0 points per game (4th MVC), with outputs of 29 (career high), 24 (tied then-career high) 22, 21 (three times) and 20 points, and has led the team in scoring 12 times, tied for the team lead. He has more than doubled his previous career average of 7.0 and last year's average of 8.1.
- Simons, who has scored at least 11 points in all but two of his games this season, leads the Missouri Valley Conference in three-point field goals (2.6/gm.; No. 48 NCAA), while ranking second in minutes played (35.7), twice playing all 40 minutes in a game, in addition to 42 minutes in Drake's overtime win at Southern Illinois (1/18) and a career-high 53 minutes in the triple-overtime win vs. Wichita State (1/28).
- He is shooting 47.5% from the field (No. 107 NCAA), and nearly as well from three-point range, at 42.6% (66-155; No. 23 NCAA).
- Simons has 14 games this season with three or more three-pointers made, and seven with at least four, including a season-high seven (12 att.) at Wichita State (2/25).
CLARKE STANDS TALL IN PAINT: Junior forward Jordan Clarke (Rockville, Md.) has carried the bulk of the inside load for the Bulldogs with C Seth VanDeest and F Reece Uhlenhopp sidelined because of injury all season.
- Clarke ranks eighth in the MVC in rebounding (6.5) and sixth in steals (1.4).
- Clarke produced his third double-double of the season vs. Evansville (2/12/12), re-emerging in a big way with a career-high 18 points and tying his career high with 12 rebounds. He topped that with 16 boards at Bradley (2/15). The first two double-doubles of his career came in back-to-back mid-December games (at Iowa, vs. Cent. Ark.), including then-career highs for points (16) and rebounds (11, tie) vs. Central Ark. (12/21). One game after that display he established a new career high with 12 boards vs. Indiana State (12/28).
- Clarke received the prestigious Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week of Dec. 19-25. The award honors MVC student-athletes for their athletic performance for a one-week period and academic success in the classroom. Clarke posted a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds in Drake's win over Central Ark. (12/21), and carries a 3.35 cumulative GPA in management and finance.
YEAR-TO-YEAR "TALE-OF-THE-TAPE" SHOWS PROGRESS: Playing a more challenging schedule, the Bulldogs improved statistically in many categories from last year, and their record represents a three-win improvement. Here's a look at some major categories compared to the the 2010-11 season:
Category 2011-12 '10-'11 (season)
Record 16-14 13-18
Points 67.2 64.4
Opp. Points 67.2 67.7
Rebounds 32.5 30.0
Opp. Reb. 34.5 35.6
Rebound diff. -2.0 -5.6
FG% .444 .427
Opp. FG% .428 .450
STARTING LINEUPS: Drake has used seven different starting lineups with no player starting all 30 games. Guard Karl Madison and forward Jordan Clarke have started all but one game. Guard Rayvonte Rice (28), forwards Ben Simons (24), Jeremy Jeffers (22), Aaron Hawley (12) and Kraidon Woods (4), and guard David Smith (1) have filled the other spots. Drake's most frequent starting lineup of Madison, Rice, Jeffers, Simons and Clarke has started 15 games (8-7).
MEET THE CAPTAINS: Ben Simons and Jordan Clarke have been chosen captains by their teammates for 2011-12. Simons, a junior, and Clarke, a redshirt junior, have continued to grow as leaders both on and off the court in each of their third seasons with the Drake program.
CHALLENGING SCHEDULE: Drake's 2011-12 schedule features 15 games against teams that qualified for postseason play last year. Three opponents are ranked in this week's AP Top 25: Wichita State (15), Virginia (14) and Creighton (24). The MVC schedule included 12 games against six teams (Missouri St., Indiana St., Wichita St., Creighton, UNI and Evansville) that advanced to the postseason, while the non-conference schedule included '10-'11 NIT participant Mississippi and CBI invitees Air Force and Boise State.
PHELPS IN GOOD COMPANY ON SENDEK COACHING TREE: Drake head coach Mark Phelps comes from the largest "coaching tree" in Division I college basketball, having been an assistant coach under Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek. Phelps was on Sendek's staff at both North Carolina State and ASU. Nine former Sendek full-time assistants are head coaches: Phelps; Jim Christian, TCU; Charlie Coles, Miami of Ohio; John Groce, Ohio; Larry Hunter, Western Carolina; Ron Hunter, Georgia State; Thad Matta, Ohio State; Archie Miller, Dayton; Sean Miller, Arizona.
PHELPS LAYS FOUNDATION WITH BULLDOGS: Head coach Mark Phelps' 44 wins in his first three seasons as head coach were the most by a head coach in his eqiuvalent period in program history. With 60 career wins at this stage of Year 4, Phelps already has more wins than any Drake coach in his first four seasons. No Drake head coach since Maury John (.555 from 1958-62) has had a better winning percentage or posted two winning seasons in his first four seasons than Phelps (.472). Here is a look at the top five coaches ranked by wins in their first four years at the helm:
Most Wins By A Head Coach, First Four Years at Drake
1) 60 Mark Phelps (2008-12)*
2) 55 Maury John (1958-62)
3) 54 Tom Davis (2003-06)
4) 51 Jack McClelland (1948-52)
5) 45 Gary Garner (1981-85)
*with minimum 1 games remaining this season
2012 "ARCH MADNESS": Tickets are on sale now for the 2012 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, to be held March 1-4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. To order please call Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) or go to www.mvc.org for more information.
NEW-LOOK COACHING STAFF: Drake's coaching staff has a new look in 2011-12 with the additions of Stan Johnson (Southern Utah, 2003) and Brett Nelson (Florida, w2004) as assistant coaches; Jamelle McMillan (Arizona State, 2011) as coordinator of basketball operations and Ryan Wedel (Drake, 2011) as graduate manager.
WEEKLY COACHES RADIO SHOW: Join coaches Amy Stephens and Mark Phelps at Boston's Restaurant (12401 University Ave. in Clive) every Monday night from 7-8 p.m. for the Bulldog radio show. Coach Stephens and Coach Phelps will recap games and scout upcoming opponents live inside Boston's on AM 1350 KRNT, with host Larry Cotlar. Show time is subject to change.
THE LAST TIME IT HAPPENED
Scored 30+ Points: 34, Josh Young, vs. Morehead St. (11/19/08)
Made 10+ Free Throws: 11, Rayvonte Rice, vs. Southern Illinois (2/22/12)
Made 5+ Three-Pointers: 7, Ben Simons, at Wichita State (2/25/12)
Had 15+ Rebounds: 16, Jordan Clarke, at Bradley (2/15/12)
Had 10+ Assists: 12, Frank Wiseler, vs. Wichita State (1/23/10)
Had 5+ Steals: 5, Rayvonte Rice, at Southern Illinois (1/18/12)
Had 5+ Blocked Shots: 5, Brent Heemskirk, vs. Bradley (2/19/08)
Shot 60% or Better: .614 (27-44), at Evansville (1/13/12)
Scored 100+ Points in a Game: 102, vs. Chicago State (12/23/10) / Road Game: 100, at Indiana State (2/23/84)
Scored 100+ Points in a MVC Game: 109, vs. Wichita State (2/28/94) / MVC Road Game: 100, at Ind. St. (2/23/84)
Allowed 100+ Points in a Game: 108, at Boise State (11/30/11) / Home Game: 110, vs. Grinnell (2/11/02)
Overtime: vs. Wichita State, W 93-86 (3OT; 1/28/12) / 2OT: vs. WSU, W 93-86 (3OT; 1/28/12) / 3OT: vs. WSU (1/28/12)
Defeated Ranked Team at Home: 56-55 vs. No. 7 Tulsa (2/15/82) / Road: (#16 Drake) 71-64 at No. 8 Butler (2/23/08)
Defeated Ranked Team on Neutral Court: 80-70 over No. 13 USC (3/13/75)
STATE FARM MVC TOURNAMENT CENTRAL
Drake will play its 48th Missouri Valley Conference tournament game on Thursday vs. Bradley. The Bulldogs carry a record of 15-32 in their previous 47 contests, and have won at least one tournament game in three of the past five seasons, including a 3-0 record in 2008 en route to the tournament title. As the No. 7 seed Drake has posted a 1-4 mark, with the lone victory coming in 2005 over 10th-seeded Evansville, 82-68.
Since the MVC Tournament moved to St. Louis in 1991, Drake has posted 5-7, 2-10, 1-1 and 1-0 marks in the tournament's opening, quartrfinal, semifinal and championship rounds, respectively. Over its 47-game MVC Tournament history, Drake has averaged 64.3 points, while allowing the opposition to register 65.9 points. The average margin in 15 victories has been 10.1 points, while the margin in 32 setbacks has been 10.1. The Bulldogs are 6-7 in games decided by five points or less, including going 1-5 in six one-point affairs.
TOURNAMENT ODDITY: A No. 7 seed has never won the tournament, but the only No. 7 seed to win two games and reach the semifinal round bore some similarity to Drake's situation this year. It was Bradley in 1998, which defeated No. 10 Drake in the first round, 69-62, then topped No. 2 Creighton in the quarterfinals, 76-68. Creighton is this year's No. 2 seed, awaiting the Drake-Bradley winner.
Drake Bulldogs State Farm MVC Tournament Records:
Individual Game Records:
Free Throws: 22, Lewis Lloyd vs. Bradley, 3/3/81
Free Throw Attempts: 26, Lewis Lloyd vs. Bradley 3/3/81
Three-Point Field Goals Attempted: 13, Lynnrick Rogers vs. Southern Illinois, 3/4/95
Steals: 7, Lewis Lloyd vs. Creighton, 2/26/80
Individual Tournament Records:
Free Throw Attempts: 36, Lewis Lloyd (2 games), 1981
Blocks: 8, Drake vs. Bradley, 3/3/11
Drake Bulldogs State Farm MVC Tournament Records, St. Louis Only
Individual Game Records:
Points: 38, Lynnrick Rogers vs. Wichita State, 2/28/97
Field Goals: 14, Lynnrick Rogers vs. Wichita State, 2/28/97
Field Goals Attempted: 30, Lynnrick Rogers vs. Wichita State 2/28/97
Free throws:12, Adam Emmenecker vs. Creighton, 3/8/08
Assists: 11, Adam Emmenecker vs. Creighton, 3/8/08
Team Game Records:
Three-Pointers Made: 15, Drake vs. Evansville, 3/1/07
Points:101, Drake vs. Evansville, 3/1/07
Rebounds: 45, Drake vs. Evansville, 3/4/05
Blocks: 8, Drake vs. Bradley, 3/3/11