GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Valparaiso 74, Drake 57



(AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Associated Press

VALPARAISO, Ind. - Ben Krikke scored 15 points and Valparaiso handed No. 25 Drake its first loss of the season with a 74-57 romp.

The defeat by Drake (18-1, 9-1 Missouri Valley) left No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Baylor as the only remaining major college teams still undefeated this season.

A day after Valparaiso (7-12, 4-6) squandered a double-digit lead in the second half and lost to Drake 80-77, the Crusaders pulled away for just their second victory over a ranked opponent since beating Mississippi in the 1998 NCAA tournament.

The Crusaders beat No. 25 Rhode Island 65-62 on Nov. 29, 2016 and are now 2-42 against ranked opponents since the start of the 1999-2000 season.

Roman Penn scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half, trying to rally the Bulldogs back from a 36-24 halftime deficit. He helped cut Valparaiso's lead down to 10 points on multiple occasions, but the Bulldogs could never get within single digits.

February 7, 2021



Drake
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
S. Hemphill F 35 6-8 0-1 0-0 4-10 2 2 1 4 4 12
D. Brodie F 20 2-4 1-1 0-0 0-7 2 0 0 2 1 5
T. Murphy F 15 1-6 0-0 1-3 0-1 0 0 0 0 5 3
D. Wilkins G 31 2-11 0-0 1-5 0-1 2 0 2 2 1 5
R. Penn G 28 8-17 3-5 0-2 1-5 4 0 0 3 5 19
J. Yesufu   29 3-12 3-4 0-3 1-3 0 0 1 1 4 9
G. Sturtz   23 1-3 2-4 0-0 0-5 0 1 1 1 0 4
J. Jackson   8 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
I. Samake   8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 0 0 0
O. Djamgouz   2 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Ferguson   2 0-0 0-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals   201 23-63
(.365)
9-17
(.529)
2-15
(.133)
11-40 10 4 5 14 21 57


Valparaiso
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
D. Clay F 35 1-6 7-9 0-1 1-14 1 1 0 4 4 9
B. Krikke F 24 5-7 5-6 0-0 0-1 0 3 0 0 3 15
E. Gordon G 40 3-4 2-3 1-2 0-9 2 1 2 1 1 9
S. Edwards G 36 4-14 2-2 1-7 0-5 2 1 3 3 2 11
D. Sackey G 27 3-7 2-3 0-1 2-5 4 0 2 1 1 8
J. Ognacevic   15 4-7 2-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Z. Morgan   13 2-4 2-2 0-0 0-1 4 0 3 0 1 6
M. McMillan   5 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 5
G. Kpegeol   4 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-2 0 1 0 1 1 0
Totals   199 23-51
(.451)
24-29
(.828)
4-15
(.267)
3-37 13 7 10 11 13 74

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