Drake holds off Boise State 8374 behind McGlynn

DES MOINES, Iowa — Nick McGlynn scored 23 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked four shots and Drake held off Boise State 83-74 on Tuesday night.Nick Norton added 16 points with four assists for the Bulldogs (4-1), who made 23 of 28 free throws. Tremell Murphy scored 13 points and D.J. Wilins added 10 with three steals.Trailing by 10 points, Boise State rallied and closed to 58-52 on Pat Dembley’s layup, but Drake was up 64-52 on McGlynn’s alley-oop dunk midway through the second half. The Broncos closed to 73-70 on Dembley’s jumper, but Drake hit 8 of 10 from the line in the final 2:28 and the Broncos missed two 3-pointers in the final eight seconds.David Wacker’s dunk tied it at 27 after a back-and-forth start, but Noah Thomas hit a go-ahead free throw and Drake outscored the Broncos 15-3 in the final 5:56 to lead 42-32 at halftime.Justinian Jessup scored 21 points with four 3-pointers for the Broncos (2-4). Marcus Dickinson added 14 points, Dembley had 10 and RJ Williams nine with nine boards.The Associated Press read more