Bulldogs Defeat MVSU, 101-69, With A School Record 17 Three-Pointers

first_img Next Game: Loyola 12/29/2016 – 7 p.m. Box Score (HTML) In addition to Wampler’s 27 points, Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) added 15 points while Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) had 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists. De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) added a career-high nine assists on a night where the Bulldogs recorded a season-high 26 assists.”To see us have 26 assists on 36 field goals shows they care about each other and are willing to share the ball,” Rutter added. “We took good shots and made a lot of shots. It was a great team effort and it was very satisfying and rewarding for our guys.”Mississippi Valley State (0-13) was led by 21 points from Rashaan Surles and 15 from Isaac Williams.The Bulldogs will have three days off for a Holiday break followed by three days of preparation for their Missouri Valley Conference opener on Dec. 29 against Loyola. Tipoff in the Knapp Center is set for 7 p.m.Print Friendly Version Box Score (PDF) Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Mediacom MC22 Listen Live Watch Live DES MOINES, Iowa – Paced by a career-high 27 points on eight three-pointers from Billy Wampler (Eau Claire, Wis.), the Drake University men’s basketball team cruised past visiting Mississippi Valley State, 101-69, on Thursday evening at the Knapp Center. Wampler’s eight three-pointers tied for the second most in a game in school history and the Bulldogs’ 17 three-pointers tied the school record for the most in a game.Wampler’s career night was his seventh-straight game in double figures and the third time he has scored 20 or more points in the last four games.”My teammates really got me open on the floor and those guys look for me to get open shots, Wampler said. “They looked for a me a little more after my first two went in.”Wampler finished the night 8-of-11 for the three-point arc to tie three former Bulldogs for the second most in a game in program history and just one shy of tying Jeff Allen’s record of nine set in the 1993-94 season.As a team, the Drake (2-10) shot 52.9 percent from the floor and 51.5 percent from the three-point arc in scoring 101 points, the most by the Bulldogs since recording 104 against Iowa Wesleyan on Nov. 12, 2013.”We’re incredibly happy and proud for our guys to get over the hump,” said head coach Jeff Rutter. “This was a long time coming and I’m proud of their perseverance and how well they’ve hung together.” Full Schedule Roster Story Linkslast_img

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