DES MOINES, Iowa -- Graham Woodward and Ore Arogundade hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Drake the lead and Nick McGlynn's two free throws made it stand up for a 66-64 win over Bradley in the Missouri Valley Conference opener on Thursday night.
The game was tied at intermission, 33-33, and neither team could build more than a single-digit lead in the second half.
The game was tied, 58-58 with under four minutes to play and Darrell Brown gave Bradley the lead on a jumper with 2:55 to play. Woodward's trey gave Drake the lead for good at 61-60 and Arogundade pushed it to 64-60. Brown hit two free throws to get within two before McGlynn's free throws pushed the lead back to four. Luuk van Bree hit a layup with a second left to set the final margin.
Arogundade finished with 15 points to lead Drake (7-7, 1-0). Woodward added 13 points and McGlynn added 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Brown had 19 points to lead Bradley (10-4, 0-1).
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