Drake 67, Creighton 64

Drake 67, Creighton 64

Published Feb. 8, 2011 11:08 p.m. ET

Ben Simons scored 18 points as Drake ran its winning streak to three games with a 67-64 victory over Creighton on Tuesday night.

Rayvonte Rice added 16 points and Seth VanDeest 12 for the Bulldogs (11-14, 6-8 Missouri Valley). Simons also had team highs of eight rebounds and three assists.

Antoine Young's career-high 24 points led the Bluejays (15-11, 7-7), and Gregory Echenique added 11.

Young scored Creighton's final nine points in helping turn a nine-point deficit with 2:28 left into a 66-64 game with 5 seconds to go.


Kurt Alexander sank a free throw for Drake with 3 seconds left, and then Young's last-second half-court shot hit the backboard and the front of the rim before bouncing away.

Drake led by 10 in the first half but went into intermission up only 29-28. Tied 49-49, Jordan Clarke's basket gave the Bulldogs the lead for good with 8:44 left.