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Recap - Drake Defeats Northern Iowa 80-59

Drake cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Northern Iowa out of the gym and running up a 80-59 score at Knapp Center.

Drake was the ATS victor, as they covered the -9.5-point spread as a favorite.

Drake got 18 points from Tremell Murphy and another 18 points from Joseph Yesufu. Roman Penn contributed 6 assists, while Shanquan Hemphill cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Northern Iowa got 14 points from Trae Berhow in a losing cause and another 10 points from Austin Phyfe. Trae Berhow contributed 3 assists for them, while Austin Phyfe had 6 rebounds.

Drake was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

Drake had a 41-22 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Drake heads into a battle against Loyola-Chicago. Northern Iowa, meanwhile, will have their next action against Valparaiso.