Men’s Basketball Begins MVC Tournament Play Friday Against Bradley

first_imgStory Links Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.), Drake first-team All-MVC selection, scored 43 points against Bradley this season, including a then career-high 32 points in a win in Peoria to make him Drake’s all-time leading scorer. He has since scored nearly 200 more points and enters tournament play with 1,956 career points. Tournament Central Fox Sports Go Drake will face its most common MVC Tournament opponent in Bradley in what is also the most commonly contested MVC Tournament matchup. The two teams have met 12 times in the MVC Tournament, including in six of the past eight seasons. Bradley has won seven of those meetings. However, the Bulldogs swept the season series from the Braves for the first time since 2014-15. ESPN3 (Subject to Blackout) Drake Game Notes The contest will be televised on MVC TV Network affiliates including FOX Sports Midwest, NBC Sports Chicago, FOX Sports Indiana, FOX Sports Kansas City Plus. For satellite subscribers, the game can be found on DirecTV channels 665 and 671 and on Dish Network channels 418 and 429. The game will be streamed online via in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. ESPN3 will carry the stream in all other areas.The Bulldogs’ No. 4 seed is the team’s highest seed since 2008 and marks just the fifth time the team has been the fourth seed or better in the tournament. It is the third time Drake has been the No. 4 seed.center_img Timmer was joined on All-MVC teams by Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) on the All-Bench team and Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) on the Most-Improved team. McGlynn is averaging 11.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game against MVC competition to nearly triple his production from a year ago. Woodward has averaged nearly 10 points per game off the bench this season and is one of the team’s top three-point threats. Live Stats Live Audio The Drake University men’s basketball team begins the postseason Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference in St. Louis, Mo. The Bulldogs enter the tournament as the No. 4 seed and face No. 5 Bradley at 2:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center. Bradley is led by Darrell Brown’s 13.3 points per game while Donte Thomas averages 11.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Brown had 20 points and eight assists the last time the two teams met while Thomas chipped in with 16 points and 12 rebounds. The winner of Friday’s game will face the winner of the No. 1 Loyola vs. No. 8 Evansville/No. 9 UNI Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img