DRAKE 77, MILWAUKEE 73
Des Moines, IA – Drake took a 10-point lead with about 7:30 to go against Milwaukee and ended up facing a furious rally by Panthers, but two late free throws by Maddy Dean helped preserve the lead and sent the Bulldogs to Round 2 of the WNIT.
Drake will play at Oregon on Sunday, Nov. 12, with tipoff set for 5 p.m. ET.
Sara Rhine had 19 points and eight rebounds for Drake, which shot 46 percent from the field. Sammie Bachrodt had 13 points, and Becca Hittner closed with 12 points.
Milwaukee got a huge night from Steph Kostowicz, who closed with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Bailey Farley added 12 points for the Panthers.