WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Joseph Yesufu scored 21 points and Drake beat Wichita State 53-52 on Thursday night in the First Four, the Bulldogs' first NCAA Tournament win in a half-century.
Drake's last tournament victory had been 50 years ago to the day -- March 18, 1971, against Notre Dame.
"To get a win for our program that hasn't happened in 50 years - it's really exciting," Bulldogs coach Darian DeVries said. "These guys have fought through so much, and for them to be the ones to get us one, I think is really deserving."