Matt Woodley knows life as an assistant coach means often uprooting his family. After one season at Pitt, he took a job at Drake to seek stability for his daughter Molly, who suffers from life-threatening seizures.
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Longtime Creighton assistant Darian DeVries will replace Niko Medved as the new basketball coach at Drake, it was announced Thursday.
Niko Medved, who was at Drake, will replace Larry Eustachy as Colorado State's basketball coach.
Donte Thomas wrapped up his 13-point, 14-rebound double-double with a putback with 1.2 seconds left to lift Bradley to a 63-61 win over Drake on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
Derrik Smits scored a career-best 22 points and grabbed six rebounds and Valparaiso closed out the regular season with a 69-64 win over Drake on Saturday.
Keyshawn Evans and William Tinsley each drilled 3-pointers in overtime and Illinois State held on to beat Drake, 89-81 in the Redbirds home Missouri Valley Conference finale Wednesday night.
Reed Timmer completed a 4-point play with 1.8 seconds left in the game to cap a 20-point outing in Drake's 67-63 win over Missouri State on Sunday.
Reed Timmer scored a career-high 39 points to lead Drake as it downed Indiana State 90-76 on Wednesday night.
Nick McGlynn scored 17 points and Drake led virtually the entire way in taking a 71-64 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday.
Cameron Krutwig scored 17 points, Clayton Custer added 14 and Loyola Chicago pulled away from Drake 72-57 on Wednesday night.
Reed Timmer made all six of his free throws in the final 66 seconds and matched his season high with 32 points to guide Drake to 78-68 victory over Bradley on Saturday night.
Aaron Cook scored 18 points, including five in a game-ending 11-0 run, and Southern Illinois rallied for a 78-67 victory over Drake on Tuesday night.
Ryan Taylor scored 25 points, including a big basket in the final minute, and Evansville defeated Drake 77-73 on a Saturday in which the Purple Aces retired eight jerseys.
Marques Townes scored 17 points, Clayton Custer added 14 with eight assists, and Loyola-Chicago used a big second-half run to beat Drake 80-57 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight win.
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...
Reed Timmer scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half and Drake survived miserable 3-point shooting to beat Missouri State 61-58 on Saturday.
Bennett Koch scored 19 points and Northern Iowa pulled away early in the second half to beat Drake 68-54 on Tuesday night.
Nick McGlynn scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Drake rolled to an 81-65 win over Evansville on Saturday.
Tevonn Walker scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds as Valparaiso ended Drake's five-game win streak with a 77-60 victory Wednesday night.
Reed Timmer scored 10 of his 18 points in the final 5 1/2 minutes, including a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining, to lift Drake to a 75-72 victory over Indiana State on Saturday.
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.
Reed Timmer hit six 3-pointers and finished with 28 points and Nick McGlynn had his fourth double-double of the season to help Drake beat Illinois State 87-62 on Wednesday night for the Bulldogs' fourth win in a row.
Reed Timmer scored 20 points and Drake held off a Southern Illinois rally for a 70-67 win Sunday.
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.
Reed Timmer had 21 points, De'Antae McMurray scored 16 and Drake snapped a three-game skid with an 81-57 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Friday night.