Drake 77, Rice 66

Jordan Clarke set a tournament record with 18 rebounds and was

one of five double-figure scorers with 15 points for Drake in a

77-66 victory over Rice in the sixth annual DIRECTV Classic on

Friday night.

Drake (2-2) also held a 35-25 rebounding advantage.

The Bulldogs were led by Ben Simons’ 18 points. Seth VanDest

scored 12 points, Chris Hines scored 11 and Gary Ricks Jr. had

10.

Simons connected on four 3-point shots and Hines hit three from

long range.

Rice (1-4) got 25 points from Tamir Jackson, including three

3-pointers, and 12 points from Julian DeBose.