Salukis finish tied for fourth place and will be the No. 6 seed and play Northern Iowa next Friday night at 8:35 p.m.
The 21-year-old senior needs just one class this summer to graduate with a degree in radio/TV.
Salukis claim first win over a ranked opponent since 2008.
Game will be broadcast on both Comcast Chicago and locally on WSIU.
WSIU will televise the game locally at 7 p.m.
Led the team in blocked shots (19)...Made a career-high 19 starts and averaged a career-best 15.4 minutes and 2.0 rebounds.
Started four games and played double-figure minutes in 18 games, including 13 of the last 18...Missed two games (Drake and at Illinois State) with a hip pointer...Had a season-high eight points at Evansville.
Did not play during the fall semester, missing six games, in order to focus on academics...Also missed the last 10 games with a foot injury...Had a career-high 12-point outing at Bradley on Jan. 4, in which he made 6-of-7 shot attempts.
Played in every game except the season opener at Illinois...Started six games due to an injury to Gene Teague...Made his first-career start on Jan. 1 vs. UNI and scored as season-high five points in 26 minutes...Had a career-best five rebounds in 10 minutes vs. Bradley.
Averaged 14.6 points, 13.9 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game in 2009-10, but missed the majority of the season -- all but eight games -- due to a broken foot.
Son of Orlando and Kim Drinkard...Father was tragically killed in an automobile accident when Davante was in high school...Orlando Drinkard had worked his way up from driver to owner of an Atlanta trucking company...Has two brothers and one sister...Born in Toccoa, Ga. on April 11, 1992.