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2019 Schedule
13-5, 6th in MVC
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Drake broadcaster Cotlar dies in flash flooding

Larry Cotlar, a longtime Iowa sportscaster, died after being swept away in flash flooding in Des Moines on Saturday after his van stalled on a flooded street.

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Two games of special interest tonight, each contesting a spot in tomorrow's Bracketology update: Loyola Chicago at Drake (MVC) and South Dakota St at South Dakota (Summit League). Also playing for bracket spots tonight are Syracuse (vs. Boston College) and Boise State (vs. San Jose State). Yep, it's getting to be that time...

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

BIGGEST WINNERS (04Jan2018): Congratulations Tulsa (AAC), Drake (MVC), UL Lafayette (Sun Belt), Canisius (MAAC), UMBC (America East), Radford (Big South), Colgate (Patriot), Robert Morris (NEC) and New Orleans (SLC). All are surprising early leaders in their respective conferences and thus appear as automatic qualifiers in the latest Bracketology.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Minnesota escapes with an unexpectedly tough win at home over Drake 68-67. The score's a bit misleading (the Bulldogs hit a 3 at the final horn), but the Golden Gophers can definitely use the 10-day break they're about to get. That being said, Jordan Murphy continues to be an incredible performer on a confusing team: 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting, with 18 rebounds and four blocks.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

If you predicted Minnesota would take its first lead at home against Drake with nine minutes left in the game, take one step forward. The Golden Gophers have dropped three of their last four games, and Richard Pitino's guys have their hands full against the 5-4 Bulldogs at Williams Arena.

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Drake opens coaching search, Rutter on list

Athletic director Sandy Hatfield-Clubb says the Drake Bulldogs are seeking a coach who will develop the program into one that competes for Missouri Valley Conference championships.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

It's only January 3, and there are already four programs without a permanent head coach: South Florida, George Washington, Drake and Morehead State.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti has resigned. The Bulldogs are 1-7 this season and went 32-69 in Giacoletti's three-plus seasons in charge.

Missouri Valley tourney bracket is set

Wichita State (No. 40 RPI, 1-5 vs. top 50) may need a good showing in the Missouri Valley conference tournament to feel comfortable on Selection Sunday. See the bracket

Watch: Loyola vs. Drake

The Bulldogs attempt to snap a seven-game slide and close the regular season on a high note. Montel James and the Ramblers have other ideas. Live on ESPN3

Wichita State makes easy work of Drake (0:47)
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VanVleet sinks 3-pointer

Fred VanVleet makes his first basket of the night, a 3-point jumper, off a dish from Ron Baker. Wichita State leads Drake 50-25.

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Superheros make an appearance at Drake

It's Superhero Day at Drake University and plenty of famous folks were in the building.

Superhero Day at Drake University, the Bulldogs are down by 1 with 7:34 left in the game. (0:25)
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These analysts were told to wear tuxes

So Mark Adams and Rich Hollenberg wore tuxes a la "Dumb and Dumber." We hope their pets' heads aren't falling off!

Drake - Wichita State Postgame Breakdown (5:05)

Team Stats

Points Per Game78.7
Rebounds Per Game36.3
Assists Per Game16.9
Points Allowed71.7186th

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Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record5-4
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances4