Simons scores 16, Drake downs Green Bay 71-54

The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Ben Simons scored 16 points and Drake held Green Bay to just 19 second-half points on the way to a 71-54 victory in a Bracketbusters game on Saturday night.

Drake (13-15) also got 15 points and 10 rebounds from Seth VanDeest, 14 points from Chris Hines and 10 points from Ken Babineaux.

Green Bay (15-13) got 12 points apiece from Keifer Sykes and Brennan Cougill. Sykes also had three steals.

Drake hit 9 of 21 attempts from 3-point range, including four from Hines.

Drake had a 20-3 scoring advantage off turnovers.

Green Bay had a 10-point lead with 13:19 left in the first half, but could not hold on a trailed by 2 at the break.

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