Drake vs. Evansville: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Drake vs. Evansville: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Drake 78
(11-13, 3-8 away)
Evansville 84
(14-11, 12-2 home)
Venue: Ford Center
8:05PM ET / 5:05PM PT, February 10, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Drake 35 31 78
Evansville 26 40 84
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Drake B Simons 27 J Clarke 14 R Carter 7
Evansville C Ryan 33 T Taylor 10 N Cox 6

Drake forced only seven turnovers and dropped one to Evansville 84-78 in overtime on Sunday, February 10th. The Bulldogs now have a record of 1-1 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. Ben Simons had an impressive game for the Bulldogs and got a season-high 27 points, sinking 5 of 7 from three-point range. Richard Carter also had a solid outing, scoring 13 points and adding seven assists. For the Aces, Colt Ryan got a season-high 33 points and four rebounds (7 Stl 4 Ast). This makes three losses in a row for the Bulldogs. Drake (11-13, 5-8 The Valley) gets Wichita State (20-5, 9-4 The Valley) on the road on Wednesday, February 13th.

Drake Game Notes

  • Drake started 11-13 during the 2009, 2005, 2003, and 2000 seasons (since 1996).
  • Drake beat the spread by two points. That makes the 11th time this season the Bulldogs have beaten the spread.
  • Drake has played in three overtime games this season. Over the last five seasons, the Bulldogs have played in 10 overtime games with a record of 4-6.
  • The Bulldogs have been unlucky three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Drake is 27-26 in close games.
  • Drake has lost 80 percent of the time this season (2-8) after recording 14 or fewer free throws made.
  • When the opposition records 84 or more total points this season, Drake has lost 100 percent of the time (0-7).
  • When the opposition records 12 or more steals this season, Drake has lost 100 percent of the time (0-3).
  • When the opposition shoots a three-point percentage of 36.8 percent or better this season, Drake has lost 89 percent of the time (1-8).
  • The Bulldogs have recorded more three-pointers than their opponents for the past six games.
  • Drake has recorded fewer blocks than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the third loss of the season where the Bulldogs opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • Ben Simons recorded a team season high in points with 27.
  • Ben Simons accounted for 34.6 percent of the team's points.
  • Jordan Clarke accounted for 35.8 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Ben Simons has led the team in scoring in eight out of 24 games this season.
  • Jordan Clarke has led the team in rebounding in 16 out of 24 games this season.
  • This marks the 17th 20-point game of Ben Simons's career.
  • Ben Simons has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Richard Carter has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Jordan Clarke recorded the 20th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jordan Clarke has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Jordan Clarke recorded a double-double. It was his seventh this season and 11th of his career.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Seth VanDeest.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for Joey King.

Evansville Game Notes

  • The Aces won this one, but have lost two times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Evansville is 28-27 in close games.
  • Colt Ryan recorded a team season high in points with 33 and steals with seven.
  • Colt Ryan accounted for 39.2 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Troy Taylor and Egidijus Mockevicius) accounted for 50.0 percent of the rebounds.
  • Colt Ryan has led the team in scoring 16 times in 25 games this season.
  • Troy Taylor has led the team in rebounding 17 times in 25 games this season.
  • This marks the 46th 20-point game of Colt Ryan's career.
  • Colt Ryan has four straight 20+ point games.
  • Colt Ryan set a career high with seven steals.
  • This marks the fifth 20-point game of Ned Cox's career.
  • Ned Cox has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Troy Taylor recorded the 14th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Troy Taylor recorded a double-double. It was his third this season and seventh of his career.
DRAKE PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ABen Simons422721102
ARichard Carter381347001
AJordan Clarke3610141114
BSeth VanDeest281141112
C+Joey King23661024
CGary Ricks Jr.28642002
CKori Babineaux9211101
-Chris Hines10300001
-Micah Mason7001101
-Jeremy Jeffers4010000
EVAN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Colt Ryan413344702
ANed Cox382136001
ATroy Taylor3611104201
BE. Mockevicius36282061
B-D.J. Balentine22923102
C+Lewis Jones31811100
CAdam Wing8021100
-Jaylon Moore9000000
-Jordan Nelson4011000

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