Timmer sparks Drake to road win over Bradley

PEORIA, Ill. — Reed Timmer made all six of his free throws in the final 66 seconds and matched his career-high with 32 points to become Drake’s all-time leading scorer while guiding the Bulldogs to a 78-68 win over Bradley on Saturday night.

Timmer hit four 3-pointers and sank 12 of his 14 free throws to help the Bulldogs (13-12, 7-5 Missouri Valley Conference) hand the Braves (17-8, 7-5) their first home loss of the season in conference play. Nick McGlynn had 14 points, Jalen Gibbs scored 10 and C.J. Rivers snared 10 rebounds for Drake.

Darrell Brown scored 20 and added eight assists, for a fourth straight game, for Bradley. Donte Thomas had 16 points and 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season.

DRAKE 78, BRADLEY 68

At Peoria, Ill.

DRAKE (13-12) — McGlynn 6-12 2-3 14, Arogundade 1-4 0-0 3, McMurray 2-5 1-2 6, Rivers 1-1 2-2 4, Timmer 8-16 12-14 32, Schlatter 1-2 0-0 2, Kuenstling 1-2 0-0 2, Woodward 1-3 0-0 3, Gibbs 3-5 2-2 10, N.Thomas 0-1 2-2 2. TOTALS 24-51 21-25 78.

BRADLEY (17-8) — D.Thomas 5-10 6-9 16, Childs 4-10 2-5 10, Brown 6-14 7-8 20, Hodgson 1-6 0-0 3, Lautier-Ogunleye 0-6 2-2 2, Bar 3-3 2-5 8, Kennell 3-9 0-0 9, Stipanovich 0-1 0-0 0. TOTALS 22-59 19-29 68.

Halftime–Drake 36-33. 3-Point Goals–Drake 9-22 (Timmer 4-10, Gibbs 2-3, Arogundade 1-2, McMurray 1-3, Woodward 1-3, McGlynn 0-1), Bradley 5-26 (Kennell 3-8, Hodgson 1-5, Brown 1-6, Stipanovich 0-1, Childs 0-1, D.Thomas 0-2, Lautier-Ogunleye 0-3). Fouled Out–Kennell, Woodward, Kuenstling. Rebounds–Drake 31 (Rivers 10), Bradley 34 (D.Thomas 12). Assists–Drake 14 (Rivers 4), Bradley 13 (Brown 8). Total Fouls–Drake 24, Bradley 21. A–7,793 (11,433).