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March Madness - Wichita State Falls 53-52 to Drake - Recap

Drake grabbed a 53-52 win over Wichita State on Thursday, behind a 21-point effort from Joseph Yesufu at Mackey Arena.

Drake earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the -2.0-point spread.

Tremell Murphy had 11 points for Drake and Darnell Brodie chipped in with 9 points. Garrett Sturtz had 4 assists for them, while Darnell Brodie was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Wichita State got a 22-point performance from Morris Udeze, who was supported by 13 points from Dexter Dennis. Alterique Gilbert had 4 assists in a losing cause for Wichita State, while Dexter Dennis grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Wichita State were victorious, as the score was $HalfScore at the break.

Wichita State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-32.