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|Bradley Beats Drake in MVC Opener
|DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Andrew Warren scored 24 points and Taylor Brown contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds as Bradley defeated Drake 67-59 Tuesday night.
The game was the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.
Drake led 39-34 with 12:22 to go, but Bradley scored the next eight points to go up by three. Warren made a 3-pointer to break a 44-44 tie and the Braves (6-5) held the lead the rest of the way.
The Braves enjoyed a 28-10 advantage in points in the paint and went 18-for-21 from the free-throw line.
Sam Maniscalco had 14 points for the Braves. Warren had eight rebounds and made four of Bradley's five 3-pointers.
Josh Young led the Bulldogs (5-8) with 14 points. Aaron Hawley scored 11 and Craig Stanley 10 for Drake, which shot just 34 percent in the game from the field.
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