By HANNAH COHEN
No. 10 Drake ended their season in the NCAA First Round in an overtime loss versus No. 7 Mizzou after getting second place to NCAA No. 11 Missouri State on Sunday, March 17 in Moline, Illinois for Hoops in the Heartland with a 94-79 upset.
The Bulldogs first faced No. 8 Valparaiso in Moline to start off the tournament with a solid 86-58-point win over the Crusaders. Drake dominated the entire game keeping Valpo back with the highest lead being 34 points. In just the first quarter, after Sammie Bachrodt, guard, put up two free throws from Valpo’s start violation, Drake dominated defensively along with offensively to take it 21-5.