Drake beats Georgia Southern 84-73

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—Josh Young scored 26 points Friday to lead Drake to an 84-73 win over Georgia Southern in the first round of the Hy-Vee Classic.

Young was 6-for-10 from the field with four 3-pointers and made 10 of 12 free throws for the Bulldogs (8-2). Drake has won six straight games.

Drake led by one point with 4:10 to play, but went on to take a 38-29 lead at the break. The Eagles (3-4) didn’t get closer than 10 points in the last 19:34 of the game.

The Bulldogs shot 46 percent in the both halves and outrebounded the Eagles 40-33.

Craig Stanley added 14 points and Jonathan Cox and Josh Parker had 11 each for Drake.

Georgia Southern got 21 points from Antonio Hanson, who came in averaging 9.2 points. Willie Powers added 14 points, Ben Drayton 12 and Tyler Troupe 11 for the Eagles.

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