Clarke, Drake capture 77-66 win over Rice

The Associated PressNovember 24, 2012
Clarke, Drake capture 77-66 win over Rice
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Rice's Julian DeBose, right, goes up for a shot as Drake's Richard Carter defends during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the DirecTV Classic tournament, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Jordan Clarke set a tournament record with 18 rebounds and was one of five double-figure scorers with 15 points for Drake in a 77-66 victory over Rice in the sixth annual DIRECTV Classic on Friday night.

Drake (2-2) also held a 35-25 rebounding advantage.

The Bulldogs were led by Ben Simons' 18 points. Seth VanDest scored 12 points, Chris Hines scored 11 and Gary Ricks Jr. had 10.

Simons connected on four 3-point shots and Hines hit three from long range.

Rice (1-4) got 25 points from Tamir Jackson, including three 3-pointers, and 12 points from Julian DeBose.