Men’s Basketball Downs Omaha, 93-74


first_imgFollowing today’s game, the Bulldogs will take to the road to face No. 14 Minnesota on Monday for a 7 p.m. tipoff. The contest will be broadcast on 1350 ESPN Des Moines and the Big Ten Network. Print Friendly Version Box Score (PDF) In its third straight road game, Omaha (1-10) was led by Daniel Norl and Zach Jackson who both put up 13 points. The Mavericks had three-other players reach double-digits while Jackson grabbed down a game-high 13 rebounds. Box Score (HTML) Preview Timmer recorded his fifth game with 25 or more points on the season while moving into sixth on Drake’s all-time scoring list with 1,547 career points. Timmer was 7-of-17 from the field, 6-of-11 from three-point range and a perfect 7-of-7 at the free-throw line. On the season, Timmer is shooting 56.1 percent from the three-point arc. Live Stats 1350 ESPN BTN Listen Live Watch Live Next Game: Story Linkscenter_img  “We’ve always said we are a really good team when we share the ball”, said head coach Niko Medved. “I thought a lot of guys played really, really well tonight. Obviously, Reed and C.J. played well and I think the freshmen are really coming on. Jalen and Noah [Thomas] are doing really well in practice and Jalen has been coming on defensively. It’s nice to get a lift from those young guys.” Freshman Jalen Gibbs (Waldorf, Md.) put up career-high 16 points and three assists while redshirt junior Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa) and senior C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) joined in on the action with 10 points each. Rivers led the team with five rebounds and four assists while senior De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) just missed double digits with nine points while dishing out four assists.  at Minnesota 12/11/2017 – 7 p.m. Full Schedule Roster Drake (5-4) shot an impressive 50 percent from the floor behind a 15-of-31 (48.4 percent) three-point performance.  The rejuvenated Drake defense forced 17 turnovers and cashed in with 26 points off turnovers. McMurray and Schlatter both snatched two steals while the team recorded seven of its eight steals in the second half. On the offensive side the Bulldogs committed just five turnovers, the team’s lowest of the season. The Bulldogs took a slim 40-39 lead into halftime before quickly taking control in the second half led by the hot hand of Timmer. After a first half that featured six ties and six lead changes, Timmer put up three-straight three-pointers as a part of a 16-2 Drake run that gave the Bulldogs a 66-51 lead. Drake’s largest lead reached 22 points before sealing the victory. DES MOINES, Iowa – Paced by senior Reed Timmer’s (New Berlin, Wis.) game-high 27 points, the Drake men’s basketball team defeated Omaha, 93-74, Saturday evening in the Knapp Center.last_img