DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)Darnell Brodie had 14 points as Drake defeated Valparaiso 73-66 on Thursday night.
The game marked the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.
D.J. Wilkins had 11 points for Drake (4-3), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Tucker DeVries added 11 points. Tremell Murphy had 10 points.
Ben Krikke had 20 points for Valpo (3-5). Trevor Anderson added 13 points. Kevion Taylor had 11 points.
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