SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Defending champion Drury used a 10-point half-time lead to secure a victory on Sunday night against Lake Superior State. Drury pulled through in the second half to advance to the third round. DU earned the win 79-61.
In addition to slow shooting, Lake Superior State missed four free throws in the in the final 14 seconds, hindering its comeback.
Drury shot for 50 percent and was led by Kameron Bundy with 17. Cameron Adams was close behind with 16 points. Drury shined on free throws, shooting for 67.9 percent.
DU was also strong on defense notching 30 rebounds as a team.
Lake Superior State was led by Cameron Metz with 22 points.
Drury remains on the road to defend its championship. The Panthers will play Michigan Tech at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the third round.