By RON MALY
Drake's dreadful 9-game Missouri Valley Conference losing streak, I mean.
The Bulldogs' skid ended today because Graham Woodward scored a career-high 23 points.
That performance propelled Drake's 80-70 victory over Bradley in front of 3,254 fans at the Knapp Center.
"It felt like our day as a team," Drake's Kale Abrahamson said. "We kind of forgot what it feels like having a win, and it felt good getting the monkey off of our backs."
Said coach Ray Giacoletti: “It was important for our team and our program to find a way to get a win today. These guys have been working hard every day, and I'm glad they got rewarded. So now let’s start a streak going the other way."
You kind of figured if Drake couldn't win at home against Bradley, a team that's in pretty much the same boat record-wise as the Dogs, it wasn't going to happen at all this season.
The Braves have an even worse season record than Drake.
They're 3-20. Drake is 6-16.
Both teams now are 1-9 in the Valley.