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Ellingson scores 21 to lift Drake over Valparaiso 84-79

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Brady Ellingson had 21 points as Drake narrowly beat Valparaiso 84-79 on Saturday.

Nick McGlynn had 16 points and nine rebounds for Drake (20-7, 9-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Tremell Murphy added five assists.

Deion Lavender had 16 points and six rebounds for the Crusaders (13-14, 6-8). Javon Freeman added 15 points and five steals. Derrik Smits had 15 points.

The Bulldogs improve to 2-0 against the Crusaders this season. Drake defeated Valparaiso 70-59 on Jan. 26. Drake faces Bradley at home on Tuesday. Valparaiso plays Southern Illinois at home on Wednesday.

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Updated February 16, 2019

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