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Drake’s big first-half lead beats Bradley

PEORIA, Ill. — Nick McGlynn had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Drake built a big first-half lead to beat Bradley 69-52 on Wednesday night.

Drake (13-5, 2-3 Missouri Valley Conference) has defeated the Braves (8-10, 0-5) in three of the last four meetings.

The Bulldogs closed the first half on a 26-6 run for a 33-15 advantage at the break. Brady Ellingson made three 3-pointers during the surge.

Tremell Murphy scored eight of his 11 points in the first half and finished with a career-high 11 rebounds. Ellingson had 15 points and D.J. Wilkins chipped in with 10 points.

Elijah Childs had 15 points and a career-best 13 rebounds to lead Bradley. The Braves shot just 19 of 61 (31 percent) from the field that included 12 missed 3-pointers while Drake was 26-of-50 shooting (52 percent).

Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye added 13 points and Luqman Lundy had 10 for the Braves.

DRAKE 69, BRADLEY 52

At Peoria, Ill.

DRAKE (13-5) — T.Murphy 5-10 1-2 11, McGlynn 8-11 3-5 19, Ellingson 5-9 0-0 15, Wilkins 3-9 2-2 10, Thomas 1-2 0-0 2, Robbins 1-2 0-1 2, A.Murphy 1-4 2-2 5, Sturtz 2-3 0-0 5. TOTALS 26-50 8-12 69.

BRADLEY (8-10) — Childs 7-16 1-2 15, Bar 1-4 0-0 2, Lundy 3-6 2-2 10, Brown 2-15 1-2 6, Lautier-Ogunleye 4-7 5-6 13, van Bree 1-6 2-3 4, Boya 0-0 0-0 0, Hodgson 0-1 0-0 0, Kennell 0-4 0-2 0, Henry 1-2 0-0 2. TOTALS 19-61 11-17 52.

Halftime–Drake 33-15. 3-Point Goals–Drake 9-22 (Ellingson 5-9, Wilkins 2-6, Sturtz 1-1, A.Murphy 1-3, T.Murphy 0-1, McGlynn 0-1, Thomas 0-1), Bradley 3-15 (Lundy 2-3, Brown 1-6, Childs 0-2, van Bree 0-2, Kennell 0-2). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Drake 38 (T.Murphy, McGlynn 11), Bradley 28 (Childs 13). Assists–Drake 16 (Thomas 6), Bradley 8 (Brown 4). Total Fouls–Drake 17, Bradley 14. A–4,654 (11,433).

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