Under Darian DeVries Drake has become a consistent Missouri Valley contender and hopes are high for the upcoming season. The Bulldogs return nearly the entire roster from last year’s team that finished 26-5 and claimed the program’s first NCAA Tournament victory in 50 years. With a veteran team, DeVries says the Bulldogs must guard against complacency.
DeVries says their recent success actually helped them put a competitive non-conference schedule together. The Bulldogs have games against Richmond, a Belmont team that joins the Valley next season as well as Clemson and St. Louis.