Bulldog Top 10 of 2016-17: No. 1 — Women’s Basketball Wins MVC Tournament and Advances to First Round of NCAA Tournament

first_img2016-17 featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics to celebrate. Thank you for following on www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com for the year’s top 10 moments. Print Friendly Version No. 5 – Men’s Tennis MVC Title Ingle led the Bulldogs with a career-high of 22 points in addition to seven assists. Ingle, who was named tournament MVP, forced the overtime period with a jumper as time expired in regulation to tie the game 63-63. In the overtime period, Ingle gave her team a cushion with an early three-pointer followed by a jumper to lead 71-66 less than three minutes into overtime play. With just 18 seconds remaining, a pair of free throw by Wendell sealed the victory. No. 6 – Wendell Leaves a Legacy at Drake CAITLIN INGLE SENDS IT TO OT!!!! pic.twitter.com/G4KE7OGFR4— Drake Women’s Hoops (@DrakeWBB) March 12, 2017 No. 4 – Women’s Basketball Goes Undefeated No. 8 – MacLeod Becomes All-Time Leader in Drake Men’s Soccer History 3Q 1:08 | The steal, layup and finish that sparked a MASSIVE Drake run!Bulldogs lead 60-48! pic.twitter.com/osc7rfiIGh— Drake Women’s Hoops (@DrakeWBB) March 11, 2017 No. 10 – Football Finishes the 2016 Season Strong No. 2 – Saubert Drafted in the NFL Drake’s historic season came to an end with a 67-54 loss against Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 18. This was the team’s first loss since December 21, 2016. The No. 1 moment of the 2016-17 season comes after the Drake women’s basketball team’s historic undefeated regular season (18-0) and their hunger to win their sixth MVC Tournament title and first since 2007. Entering the MVC Hoops for the Heartland Tournament held on March 9-12 in Moline, Ill., as the top-seeded team, the Bulldogs cruised past Illinois State, winning with a score of 64-40 and advancing to the MVC semifinals for the second-straight season. Lizzy Wendell led all scorers with 17 points. ??’s all around pic.twitter.com/TFoSVKy9t4— Drake Women’s Hoops (@DrakeWBB) March 10, 2017 Kansas State held a five-point, 30-25, lead at halftime that Drake was unable to overcome in the second half as the Wildcats held Drake to 4-of-16 shooting and an 0-of-7 performance from the three-point arc in the third quarter. The Bulldogs shot 36.5 percent in the game and were 7-of-24 from the three-point arc while Kansas State converted at a 47.3 percent clip. With a win over Illinois State, Drake advanced to the semifinals of the MVC Tournament where they competed against No. 5 Wichita State. The Bulldogs rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to defeat the shockers, 86-68. Drake outscored Wichita State 59-35 in the final two quarters and advanced to the MVC Championship game for the 12th time in history, making its first appearance since 2014. The overtime win added three more MVC competition wins to the Bulldogs’ perfect 18-0 season, giving the team a 22-straight win streak, the second longest win streak in the nation.WE DID IT!!!! pic.twitter.com/Pr1LtABmOi— Drake Women’s Hoops (@DrakeWBB) March 12, 2017 The Bulldogs defeated No. 2 University of Northern Iowa in the championship game of the MVC Tournament on March 12 with a final overtime score of 74-69. With the win, the women’s basketball team earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, the 11th appearance in program history. No. 9 – Men’s Basketball Defeats Missouri State No. 7 – Student Athletes Receive Academic Honors The 2016-17 season featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics. From conference titles, outstanding team and individual accomplishments, postseason appearances and significant regular season victories, the Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate as they look forward to the upcoming season. Before embarking on 2017-18, www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com will look back at the top 10 moments of the 2016-17 throughout the months of June and July. No. 3 – Fischer Completes a Record-Holding Season Story Linkslast_img