Drake held off WKU for an 81-79 victory on Monday night in the Gulf Coast Showcase. The game had nine ties and 11 lead changes.
Following a 67-66 win over preseason America East Conference favorite Stony Brook, WKU ventures to Estero, Fla., for three games in the 2015 Gulf Coast Showcase beginning Monday at 5:00 PM (CT) against Drake.
Justin Johnson scored a career-high 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds and WKU held off Stony Brook down the stretch to win 67-66 on Saturday.
WKU continues a stretch of five games in eight days with a Saturday afternoon matchup against Stony Brook at noon (CT) at E.A. Diddle Arena.
WKU rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit, tying it at 74 and 76, before Belmont pulled away on an 11-4 run to build a lead it would not relinquish.