DES MOINES, Iowa -- Jordan Daniels scored 28 points with three assists as Drake defeated Evansville 94-66 on Wednesday night.
Richard Carter put up 19 points and grabbed four rebounds for the Bulldogs (10-3). Chris Caird had 10 points and Aaron Hawley came off the bench to score 12. Drake hit 61 percent from the field overall, 65.5 percent from the line and sank 65.5 percent from 3-point range.
A Daniels 3-pointer at 16:25 in the first capped a 12-2 Bulldog run to start the game.
Evansville's D.J. Balentine scored nine points in the final minute of the first period, including a 3-pointer at the buzzer, to cut the Aces' deficit to four points at the break.
The Bulldogs completely dominated the second period, leading by as many as 30 points with a minute left to play.
Balentine led the Aces (7-7) with 20 points.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.