Spike, get in your doghouse

It has been a tough tumble for the Bulldogs of Drake University.

It was only a year ago when opposing offenses went cold against Drake's zone defense and opposing defenses were lit up by the Bulldogs' 3-point snipers.

Drake went 28-5 in 2008 and won the Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament titles.

In 2009, the Bulldogs finished 17-15, plummeting from one of the NCAA's Cinderella stories to losing a play-in game against Indiana State, which is now 11-20.

They streaking Sycamores will attempt to take down co-conference champ and No. 1 seed Northern Iowa tomorrow.

Sycamores send Bulldogs packing with early exit [Daily Egyptian]