Panthers head to Kansas City for match-up with Rockhurst, Sat., 3 pm

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Drury Panthers (7-13, 3-9) at Rockhurst Hawks (11-8, 6-5)
Sat., Jan. 28, 2023 – 3 pm – Kansas City, Mo.
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Panthers travel to Rockhurst
Drury travels to Rockhurst in their second of three-straight road games.
The Panthers are 7-13 and 3-9 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Drury started the stretch of road contests with an 82-67 loss at Southwest Baptist on Thursday.
Rockhurst is 11-8 and 6-5 in the GLVC. The Hawks are coming off of a 93-90 win at home over Missouri S&T on Thursday.
Two of Rockhurst’s wins have come against the GLVC’s top two teams. The Hawks handed 10th-ranked Indianapolis one of their two losses on the year with a 71-61 win at UIndy on Dec. 3. Rockhurst also handed Missouri-St. Louis their first loss of the season when they beat a Tritons team that was ranked 4th at the time, 88-81, in Kansas City on Jan. 5.
The Hawks have been especially tough at home, featuring an 8-1 record at Mason-Halpin Fieldhouse.
Drury is back on the road for their lone game next week. The Panthers travel to Rolla for a game against Missouri S&T at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Feb. 2.
Last Game 
Southwest Baptist 82 Drury 67 (Thur. at SBU)
— Southwest Baptist led by 20 at halftime, 45-25
— Drury outscored the Bearcats 42-37 in the second and cut the SBU lead to nine with less than eight minutes remaining
— Quenton Shelton led the Panthers with 14 points, while Logan Applegate added 11
— SBU shot 50 percent going 28 for 56 from the field; the Panthers went 24 for 62 and 39 percent
All-Time Series
Drury leads the all-time series against Rockhurst 77-46 in one of the Panthers’ longest-running rivalries. Both programs are more than 100 years old and clashed through the decades in the NAIA as well as the Heartland Conference and the GLVC as NCAA-II members. The two teams split their two games last year, but Drury had won six straight dating back to Jan. 5, 2019, prior to their loss to the Hawks last year on Jan. 15.
2021-22 Season Series 
Drury 91 Rockhurst 62 (Dec. 4, 2021 at DU)
— Drury went on a 22-4 run in the first half and led 50-26 at the intermission
— Malek Davis hit eight three’s and had a game-high 28 points
— The Panthers went 17 for 35 from three-point range for 49 percent
— Rockhurst shot 33 percent going 19 for 58
— The Hawks were led by Jake Auer, who had 17 points
Rockhurst 78 Drury 71 (Jan. 15, 2022 at RU)
— Drury committed 20 turnovers
 — Malik Davis had 18 points to lead Drury
— Nick Volz led Rockhurst with 19 points and 6 assists
— The Panthers had a 38-31 rebounding advantage
— Rockhurst went 11 for 22 from three-point range
— Drury was 3 for 9 at the free throw line
Drury: 7-13, 3-9
RU: 11-8, 6-5
Head Coaches
Drury: Chris Foster (2nd yr., 17-29/9th yr., 134-109)
RU: Drew Diener (8th yr., 104-108/14th yr., 272-151)
Drury: Lost 2
RU: Won 1
Last 5 Games
Drury: 1-4
RU: 2-3
All-Time Series
Drury 77-46
2021-22 Series
Drury 91 Rockhurst 62 (Dec. 4, 2021 at DU)
Rockhurst 78 Drury 71 (Jan. 15, 2022 at RU)
Next Game
Drury at Missouri S&T – Thur., Feb. 2
7:30 pm – Rolla, Mo. 

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