Anaheim Classic - Rice vs Drake Wrap - Drake Wins 77-66

Drake grabbed a 77-66 win over Rice on Friday, behind an 18-point effort from Ben Simons at Anaheim Convention Center.

Drake was the ATS victor, as they covered the 10.5-point spread as a favorite.

Jordan Clarke had 15 points for Drake and Seth VanDeest chipped in with 12 points. Richard Carter had 5 assists for them, while Jordan Clarke was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 18 boards.

Rice got 25 points from Tamir Jackson in a losing cause and another 12 points from Julian DeBose. Keith Washington contributed 4 assists for them, while Julian DeBose had 9 rebounds.

Drake hit the break leading 34-30 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Drake as they grabbed 36 boards, while Rice only had 28.