- Associated Press - Saturday, November 19, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Reed Timmer scored 21 points, Ore Arogundade added 14, and Drake outscored Division III Simpson from the free-throw line 24-2 en route to a 76-61 win on Saturday.

Drake (1-2) shot 51.7 percent from the field in the second half after a 27.6 mark in the first. Timmer had 16 of his 21 after the break, including 4 of 4 from the free-throw line.

Simpson went scoreless over a five-minute period spanning both halves as Drake built a double-digit lead. Timmer’s 3-pointer capped the 9-0 run with 18:57 remaining, giving the Bulldogs a 33-22 lead.

The Storm never got closer than eight points the rest of the way.

Drake shot 24 of 34 from the line compared to Simpson’s 2 of 7.

DJ Dafney had 13 points and Sam Amsbaugh 12 for Simpson. Both players added five rebounds.

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