EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Tucker DeVries had 15 points as Drake edged past Evansville 60-59 on Saturday.
D.J. Wilkins had 11 points for Drake (11-5, 2-1 Missouri Valley Conference). Darnell Brodie added 10 points. Garrett Sturtz had nine rebounds.
Jawaun Newton had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Purple Aces (4-10, 0-3). Shamar Givance added 18 points. Evan Kuhlman had seven rebounds.
Givance missed a jumper and Newton's put-back attempt was no good just before the buzzer.
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