“Roman sucked in two defenders and I couldn’t even see where my guy went,” Thomas said. “I couldn’t have been any more open, thankfully. I just lined it up and knocked it down.” DeVries displayed the trust he has in his players by keeping his final timeout in his back pocket during the waning seconds. Fans won’t have to wait long to see Drake back in action at home. The Bulldogs (7-2) host Southeast Missouri State on Saturday at 5 p.m. Print Friendly Version Postgame Notes “Milwaukee didn’t have a timeout left, and I didn’t want them to get set up,” DeVries said. “I had something in my mind that we wanted to run. It was basically for Roman Penn to get an isolation on the side and get our shooter in the corner.” Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats ESPN 1350 Mediacom MC22 Liam Robbins scored a team-best 11 points, and Garrett Sturtz collected a game-high eight rebounds. Anthony Murphy set a new career high with five assists. Story Links Southeast Missouri State 12/7/2019 – 5 p.m. “We’re really happy to come away with the win tonight,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “It was a hard-fought game and both teams defended extremely well. It came down to the last play and Noah hit a big three to win it at the buzzer. That was great. I was really proud of the guys for their ability to stay with it.” Watch Live Next Game: Tuesday’s triumph pushes the Bulldogs’ win streak to three games, and Drake is now 18-2 at the Knapp Center under DeVries. DES MOINES, Iowa – Noah Thomas’ clutch three-pointer with 2.6 seconds remaining lifted the Drake University men’s basketball team past Milwaukee, 56-53, Tuesday night at the Knapp Center. Full Schedule Roster Penn came up big for the Bulldogs down the stretch. He lofted home a floater in the paint before drilling a mid-range jumper on the next possession to give Drake a four-point cushion with 2:35 remaining. Penn’s assist on the game-winner made him responsible for the Bulldogs’ last seven points. “I know our guys can feel the energy level when we’re playing at home,” DeVries said. “They really feed off of it. I thought tonight down the stretch the crowd made an impact on the game. We have to protect homecourt. We talk about it all the time and I think our guys really embrace being here and all the fans that come out and support us.” “Roman is one of those guys we trust with everything we do offensively,” DeVries said. “He gets everyone where they need to be, he knows all the plays, he knows what we’re looking for out of those sets, even when things break down. That’s a credit to him on the very last play. He recognized that he didn’t have it so he made the right basketball play and kicked it to Noah for three in the corner.” Box Score (PDF) Penn penetrated deep down the right side, drawing two defenders before kicking out to Thomas in the near corner. Thomas confidently stepped into the shot and swished home the game-winner for his first points of the night.