Drake’s unbeaten start in Missouri Valley Conference play ended in lopsided fashion in Nashville. Belmont jumped out to a 13-point halftime lead and crushed the Bulldogs 87-65.
That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries. Belmont center Malik Dia had 32 points, includuding five-of-eight from three point range.
The Bruins connected on 57 percent for the game, including 12-of-22 from three point range.
Drake is now 3-1 in the Valley and hosts an Indiana State team on Wednesday night that is 4-0 in the Valley.