Men’s Basketball Aims To Bounce Back vs. Jackson State

first_imgJunior Reed Timmer enters Saturday’s game needing just three points against the Tigers to become the 24th Bulldog all-time to reach 1,000 career points. Timmer would also become just the second active Missouri Valley player to reach 1,000 points.Jackson State (2-6) comes to the Knapp Center for the second time in three years. In 2014, Drake handed the Tigers a 76-66 loss. Last season, Jackson State finished 20-16 before advancing to the second round of the Tournament.  The Tigers are led by senior guard Yettra Specks who is averaging more than 14 points per game. Specks scored 27 points and added six assists and four steals in Jackson State’s 75-64 victory over Southern Miss last weekend. Following Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs will face Iowa State in the Hy-Vee Classic at Wells Fargo Arena at 6 p.m.Print Friendly Version Drake Game Notes Live Stats Live Audio Story Links Jackson State Game Notes Live Audio (Tune-In App) DES MOINES, Iowa – Following a challenging week, the Drake men’s basketball team welcomes Jackson State to the Knapp Center on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. Saturday’s game will be the Bulldogs’ first under head coach Jeff Rutter, who assumed the reins of the program on Dec. 6 following Ray Giacoletti’s resignation. The game will be broadcast live on Mediacom MC22/The Valley on ESPN3 as well as radio coverage provided by 1350 ESPN Des Moines.Drake (1-7) looks to rebound after falling in overtime, 78-76, to Fresno State last Saturday. The Bulldogs used a 10-1 run in the second half to help overcome a 20-point deficit to force overtime. Drake took its first lead of the game after opening the overtime period with a three-pointer by Billy Wampler however a Fresno State layup with 3.8 seconds left was enough to give them the victory. Wampler, who led the Bulldogs with 16 points against Fresno State, has recorded double-digit points in his last three games off the bench for Drake including a career-high 17 points at DePaul. Last season, Wampler scored in double-figures just three times all season. Buy Tickets Live Video last_img