Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Story Links Box Score (HTML) Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team held off a late charge by Texas State in a 75-69 win Saturday afternoon at the Knapp Center.All five starters for Drake (2-1) finished in double figures led by senior Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) who recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Nick Norton (Bloomington, Ill.) scored 15 points and Brady Ellingson (Menomonee Falls, Wis.) added 13 points. Tremell Murphy (Griffith, Ind.) and D.J. Wilkins (Merrillville, Ind.) each had 10 points. Drake led by as many as 19 points in the second half before Texas State (2-1) went on a 12-0 run and eventually cut the lead to as few as two points. However, the Bulldogs shot 55.1 percent on the afternoon and made just enough plays down the stretch to prevail with the victory.”We got a little careless with the basketball and allowed them to crawl back into it,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “To close the game out, I thought we made some incredibly tough plays and from a program standpoint your build off those toughness type plays.” Live Stats 1350 ESPN WAC DN Listen Live Watch Live Preview at UMKC 11/21/2018 – 6 p.m. Box Score (PDF) After Drake scored the first five points of the second half, Texas State put together a 12-0 run to cut the lead to seven with 14:42 remaining. Neither team was able to go on much of a run, and with 6:41 remaining the Bulldogs still led 63-57.Texas State went on a 6-2 run to cut the lead to two, but an Ellingson three lit a fire under the Bulldogs and their fans which gave them some much-needed momentum down the stretch to keep the Bobcats at bay, despite Drake committing 22 turnovers. “Their ability to withstand multiple runs and come away with a win was really good,” DeVries said of his team. “We knew who Texas State was, and we knew it would be a gritty, tough basketball game.”With 57 seconds remaining Texas State called a timeout after pulling within two points at 70-68. On the other end of the court, McGlynn made a layup through contact and converted the and-one to give Drake a five-point cushion at 73-68.Trying to stay in the game, Texas State missed a pair of three-pointers but were able to get the offensive rebound both times. On the second rebound foul allowed the Bobcats to pull within four points on a free-throw, but Drake countered with two free throws of its own in the waning seconds for the final 75-69 advantage. Following Saturday’s game, Drake travels to Kansas City, Mo., to face UMKC Wednesday at 6 p.m.
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Didi (2nd from right-Standing) during a FUFA Drum game for Busoga (Photo by FUFA Media)NAIROBI – Kirinya Jinja SS FC duo of custodian Muhammad Didi and midfielder Blaise Nkolo has traveled to Kenya for trials at newly promoted Kenya Premier League side Western Stima.Didi joined the Kirinya from neighbours BUL FC at the start of the year to replace Thomas Ikarah had just sealed a move to the League defending champions-KCCA FC.The goalkeeper has previously played for BUL FC, Sadolin and Soana in the top tier of Ugandan football.For Nkolo, he joined the Students in the past summer transfer window. He is also a former Sadolin Paints and BUL FC player.By the time of the duo’s departure, Kirinya are preparing to take on Maroons in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday afternoon.Also read: Kirinya host Maroons in Jinja as UPL returnsCharles Ayieko’s side are currently in 10th position on the StarTimes Uganda Premier League tabelwith nine (9) points from their first seven games.In case all goes well they will join fellow Ugandan Junior Mukisa who also plies his trade at Western Stima. Mukisa is remembered for scoring the all-important goal against Coast Stima that guided the club to Kenyan topflight football.Western Stima recently parted ways with former Express left back Remmy Makumbi by mutual consent.Comments Tags: Blaise NkoloDid Muhammadkirinya jssWestern Stima