Drake tops Bradley 62-55

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February 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

PEORIA, Illi. (AP) — Jordan Clark grabbed 16 rebounds, and Rayvonte Rice and Kurt Alexander scored 15 points apiece as Drake upended Bradley 62-55 on Wednesday night. Drake (15-12, 8-8 Missouri Valley) never trailed in the second half and led by as many as 18 following a first half in which the Bulldogs trailed by as many as nine and went scoreless for nearly six minutes. Walt Lemon Jr. led Bradley (7-21, 2-14) with 22 points and Jordan Prosser added 10 points with nine rebounds. Drake shot 47 percent from 3-point distance while Bradley did not make a single 3-pointer on 11 attempts. Despite its first-half troubles, Drake scored two unanswered baskets in the first half’s final minute to lead 24-20 at the break.