Men’s Basketball Continues Homestand Against Simpson

first_img ESPN3 Live Stats Story Links Buy Tickets Live Audio center_img Drake Game Notes DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team is set to square off against the Simpson Storm at home on Sunday, Nov. 17. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m., following a big win at home earlier in the week.The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and the radio via ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM.The Bulldogs (2-1) will look to carry momentum over from their game Wednesday night against Kansas City that saw the team pull away in the second half to beat the Roos by nearly 20 points. The win came after Drake returned home from a tough loss to the Cincinnati Bearcats earlier in the week. The Bulldogs are currently undefeated at home for the season and have won six-straight home games dating back to last season.Sophomore forward Liam Robbins (Davenport, Iowa) will be looking for another big night in the Knapp Center after scoring a career-high 23 points in his start against the Roos. He also saw five blocks to tie the fourth-highest single-game block total in school history. Roman Penn (Calumet City, Ill.) also had a strong performance with nine points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. Penn has been a crucial player for the Bulldogs at the point position as the current assist leader for the season at seven assists per game to help the Bulldogs rank 22nd nationally in assists. Senior Anthony Murphy (Griffith, Ind.) will also look to remain consistent coming off six rebounds and three blocks on top of 11 points against Kansas City.The Storm currently sits at 2-1 for the season after a high scoring 106-102 loss in their home opener against Bethany Lutheran on Nov. 8, followed by a 122-point night in a win over Faith Baptist Bible. The Storm also plays Saturday night before traveling to Des Moines.Following the matchup Sunday, the Bulldogs remain at home for a Nov. 21 game against Lehigh, before heading out on the road to the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Fla. Nov. 25-27. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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