Bradley beats Drake 67-59

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—Andrew Warren scored 24 points and Taylor Brown contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds as Bradley defeated Drake 67-59 Tuesday night.

The game was the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.

Drake led 39-34 with 12:22 to go, but Bradley scored the next eight points to go up by three. Warren made a 3-pointer to break a 44-44 tie and the Braves (6-5) held the lead the rest of the way.

The Braves enjoyed a 28-10 advantage in points in the paint and went 18-for-21 from the free-throw line.

Sam Maniscalco had 14 points for the Braves. Warren had eight rebounds and made four of Bradley’s five 3-pointers.

Josh Young led the Bulldogs (5-8) with 14 points. Aaron Hawley scored 11 and Craig Stanley 10 for Drake, which shot just 34 percent in the game from the field.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Bradley
Andrew Warren Andrew Warren
8-12,  24 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Drake
Aaron Hawley Aaron Hawley
4-10,  11 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists

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