Drake routs Evansville 78-54


February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jordan Clarke scored 18 points, leading five Drake players in double figures, and the Bulldogs ended a three-game losing streak by beating Evansville 78-54 on Sunday night. Clarke also had 12 rebounds for Drake (14-12, 7-8 Missouri Valley), which never trailed. Kurt Alexander had 16 points, Rayvonte Rice scored 13, Jeremy Jeffers scored 12 and Aaron Hawley added 10 points for the Bulldogs. Drake was 11 for 22 from behind the 3-point line, with Jeffers making four of his six tries. Denver Holmes led Evansville (12-13, 7-8) with 16 points. Kenny Harris had 12 points for the Purple Aces, who beat No. 17 Creighton 65-57 in their previous game. The Bulldogs led by as many as 13 in the first half, but Evansville cut it to 33-26 at the break and trailed 40-39 with 13 minutes left. Drake then put the game out of reach with a 17-2 run.