Drake suffers first MVC loss at Belmont

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.

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