2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
13-0, 1st in MVC
Drake basketball coach discusses team's COVID-19 pause (1:55)
5d
11d

Courtside: Dan Gavitt on Indianapolis hosting the NCAA Tournament; Shaka Smart on beating Kansas by a bunch at Phog Allen

Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast with NCAA SVP of Basketball Dan Gavitt to discuss Indianapolis hosting the entire NCAA Tournament, the living and practice set-up for teams, family’s being allowed to attend, and the difference between a controlled environment and a bubble. Then, the guys get into their thoughts on a very down ACC, the top-four conferences, Drake’s 13-0 start and if it makes sense to play conference tournaments. Later, Texas head coach Shaka Smart stops by to talk about leaving the Bald Brotherhood, Jericho Sims as the unsung hero of his team, beating Kansas by a bunch at Phog Allen, the bench generating energy without fans and throwing pig guts in the locker room to send a message to his players.

These dog mascots will raise your spirits during the quarantine (0:58)
271d
Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire
276d

Gophers add to frontcourt with Robbins, Johnson

Liam Robbins, a 7-footer who ranked fifth in the country with 99 blocks for Drake last season, and Brandon Johnson, who averaged 15.4 points for Western Michigan, have both transferred to Minnesota.

315d

Bradley beats Drake 76-66 in MVC tournament semifinal

Darrell Brown scored 25 points to lead five in double-figure scoring as No. 4 seed Bradley beat eighth-seeded Drake 76-66 on Saturday to advance to a second straight Missouri Valley Conference tournament championship.

316d

Penn, Drake light up MVP champ N Iowa in quarters 77-56

Roman Penn scored a career-high 26 points, including 12 straight to start a game-breaking 18-0 run midway through the second half, and eighth-seeded Drake shocked Missouri Valley Conference champion Northern Iowa 77-56 in a quarterfinal game on Friday.

321d

Phyfe leads Northern Iowa past Drake 70-43

Austin Phyfe scored 17 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and Northern Iowa rolled past Drake 70-43 on Saturday to capture the Missouri Valley Conference championship.

343d

Green sparks late flurry as N. Iowa turns back Drake 83-73

A.J. Green scored 34 points with six 3-pointers and sparked a late run as Northern Iowa rallied in the final minutes to turn aside Drake 83-73 in a key Missouri Valley Conference clash before a boisterous crowd at the McLeod Center on Saturday.

Team Stats

Points Per Game83.921st
Rebounds Per Game37.8121st
Assists Per Game16.0Tied-55th
Points Allowed59.9

Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record5-4
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances4