Shockers stumble in NCAA tourney



March 19, 2021 - 12:43 PM

Wichita State's Morris Udeze (24) rebounds the ball against Drake's Issa Samake (13) Thursday. Photo by Justin Casterline / Getty Images / TNS

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Drake’s small, energetic contingent of fans sounded like it had waited forever to let loose.

The several hundred blue-clad supporters who got to see the Bulldogs in person on Thursday night ended up witnessing the team’s first NCAA Tournament win in a half-century.

Joseph Yesufu scored 21 points and Drake held on to beat Wichita State 53-52 in a tense First Four matchup between former Missouri Valley Conference rivals.

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