first_img Drake Game Notes Live Stats The Drake University men’s basketball team begins Missouri Valley Conference competition on Thursday, Dec. 29, when it hosts Loyola in the Knapp Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. with the contest broadcast on Mediacom MC22 and The Valley on ESPN3.Thursday evening’s game will also be ‘Dollar Day’ in the Knapp Center with $1 general admission tickets available through Dec. 28 at as well as $1 specials on concessions at the Knapp Center.The Bulldogs open MVC action following a brief holiday break after the team’s impressive 101-69 win over Mississippi Valley State on Dec. 22. That win saw the Bulldogs match a school record with 17 three-pointers as sophomore Billy Wampler (Eau Claire, Wis.) scored a career-high 27 points on eight three-pointers.Wampler has scored 20 or more points in three of his last four games and is shooting 19-of-34 from the three-point arc during that span.Loyola travels to Des Moines with a 10-3 record on the year and was ranked 18th in the latest Mid-Major Top 25 poll.Newcomer Aundre Jackson leads the Ramblers with a team-high 16.8 points per game along with 4.5 rebounds per game. As a team, Loyola is fourth in the nation in field goal percentage at 51.5 percent.Following Thursday’s MVC opener, the Bulldogs take to the road for the first time in more than a month with a Jan. 1 game at SIU.Print Friendly Version Story Links Live Video center_img Live Audio Loyola Game Notes Buy Tickets $1 last_img

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