DES MOINES, Iowa — Reed Timmer and Gary Ricks Jr. combined to score 23 of their 31 points in the second half, and Drake scored 12 of the final 14 to help the Bulldogs beat Bradley 60-54 on Wednesday night.
Bradley (8-18, 3-10 Missouri Valley) led 24-21 halftime, but trailed by as many as seven in the second half. The Braves used a 15-5 run, which included two three-point plays by Tramique Sutherland and back-to-back 3-pointers by Ka'Darryl Bell, to open up a four-point advantage with 4:42 left.
Drake (8-18, 5-8) answered with consecutive 3's by Jordan Daniels and Timmer to take the lead for good and spark a 12-2 run to close the game.
Bradley missed its final eight field goal attempts.
Timmer finished with 19 points and Ricks scored 12 for Drake, which made 9 of 18 field goals, including 7 of 10 from 3-point range, in the second half.
Sutherland led Bradley with 17 points.