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Drake announces 2009-2010 women’s and men’s basketball season

The Drake women’s basketball team is scheduled for 29 games this season, 15 of which are home games. The Drake men’s basketball team will undergo a 31-game 2009-2010 season that includes 19 home games.

The complete 2009-10 women’s schedule and 2009-10 men’s schedule can be found online. 

Tickets are available at www.godrakebulldogs.com.
Women to open season on Nov. 13

The Drake women’s basketball team will open its 36th season of intercollegiate basketball on Friday, Nov. 13 when the Bulldogs travel to University of Missouri–Kansas City.

Following games at the St. Mary’s Tournament in Moraga, Calif. from Nov. 27-28, the team will play at the Air Force Tournament in Colorado Springs Dec. 4-5 with match-ups against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and host Air Force Academy.

The Bulldogs will look to capture their 11th NCAA Tournament berth at the 2010 State Farm Missouri Valley Women’s Basketball Championship, hosted at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., March 11-14.

Men take on home opener Nov. 14

The Drake men’s basketball team begins its 104th season at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at a home game against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis at the Drake Knapp Center.

The opening game against IUPUI marks not only the first meeting between the schools, but also Drake’s first-round game of the third annual Glenn Wilkes Classic.  

In addition to the five on-campus first round games, the Bulldogs, under second-year head coach Mark Phelps, will play three games in the 10-team field in Daytona Beach, Fla., Nov. 20-22 as part of the tournament. 

Prior to their Daytona trip, Drake will renew Iowa’s oldest college basketball rivalry in its 168th game against Iowa State on Nov. 17 at the Drake Knapp Center. 

Four letter winners return to the Bulldogs this season, including three starters from last year’s 17-16 record holding team. 

Senior guard Josh Young (Lawton, Okla.), who earned first-team All-MVC honors in 2008 and led the league in scoring, heads the returning veterans. Young averaged 15.4 points last year and will enter his senior campaign tied for seventh on the Drake career scoring list with 1,328 points. Young needs 330 more points to become the school’s scoring leader.