Drake at Air Force Postgame Notes

first_imgTEAM NOTES SERIES NOTES INDIVIDUAL NOTES Drake improved to 7-0 all-time against Air Force and 3-0 on the Falcons home floor. The win was the Bulldogs’ second in the last decade against Air Force as the teams last met in 2011 in Des Moines.Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Drake finished its non-conference season with 10 wins to mark the second-straight season the team won 10 or more none conference games and the fifth time in the last 30 years the Bulldogs have done so. The win was Drake’s first road win of the season. Drake has won 23 of its last 29 games. Drake’s 85 points were its second-most of the season against a Division I opponent. Drake is 4-0 this season and 13-0 over the last two seasons when scoring 80 or more points. Drake made eight three-pointers in the first half and finished with 13 three-pointers, its second-most of the season. The team averaged 4.6 three-pointers in its previous three outings.  Drake held a 30-23 advantage in rebounding and improved to 7-1 this season and 25-3 the last two years when outrebounding its opponent. Drake made its first six shots from the field. The Bulldogs didn’t miss a shot until the 5-minute mark when Anthony Murphy had a shot blocked at the rim. Drake had 44 first-half points, its third-highest first-half output of the season. The Bulldogs have averaged 48.5 points in their last two opening halves. Roman Penn scored a career-high 22 points on 7-of-9 shooting and a career-high three three-pointers. He also matched a season-high with nine assists. D.J. Wilkins buried three three-pointers in the first eight minutes of the game. It was his first outing with multiple three-pointers in the month of December. He came into the contest shooting 2-of-14 from the arc in the previous seven games. Liam Robbins made four of his first six shots and finished the first half with 10 points to mark his fifth-straight game in double-figure scoring. He ended up scoring 16 points and five offensive rebounds. Garrett Sturtz was held scoreless but led Drake in rebounding for the fifth time this season with six boards.last_img

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