HALFTIME: Evansville 29, Northern Arizona 21

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The University of Evansville closed the first half with seven consecutive points to take a 29-21 lead over Northern Arizona in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament championship game Thursday at the Ford Center. UE junior Egidijus Mockevicius posted 13 points, six rebounds and one block — the 200th of his career. D.J. Balentine added six points… Read more »

Pregame notes: Northern Arizona at Evansville

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Basic info: CIT championship game — Northern Arizona (23-14, 13-5 Big Sky) at Evansville (23-12, 9-9 Missouri Valley), 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ford Center Preview story: UE’s Moore gets another opportunity to play at home, this time for CIT title TV: CBS Sports Network Radio: WUEV 91.5 FM   PROBABLE STARTERS Northern Arizona: Kris Yanku (6-4, So., G, 13.7… Read more »

The Day After: Evansville 79, UT Martin 66

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Leftover notes, quotes and observations from Evansville’s win over UT Martin on Tuesday in the CIT semfinals (you can read my game story here). 1. D.J. Balentine got going early again and was dominant — again. In each game of the CIT, Balentine has scored his first basket within the first couple of minutes and… Read more »

HALFTIME: Evansville 46, UT Martin 34

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The University of Evansville men’s basketball team surged to a 46-34 halftime lead against Tennessee Martin in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament semifinals Tuesday at the Ford Center. UE closed the half on a 13-3 run. D.J. Balentine led the Aces with 16 points on 6 of 8 shooting, and Blake Simmons added 10 points and… Read more »

Pregame notes: Evansville vs. UT Martin

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Basic info: CIT semifinal — UT Martin (21-12) at Evansville (22-12), Tuesday, 6 p.m. at the Ford Center Preview story: Evansville to host ‘explosive’ UT Martin in CIT semifinal TV: CBS Sports Network Radio: WUEV 91.5 FM Noting UT Martin: Senior guard Deville Smith was a finalist for an award for top Division I transfer. The former UNLV Runnin’ Rebel… Read more »

HALFTIME: Evansville 37, Eastern Illinois 27

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CHARLESTON, Ill. — D.J. Balentine scored 11 points and buried his third 3-pointer three seconds before the buzzer to lead the University of Evansville men’s basketball team to a 37-27 halftime lead over Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena. Egidijus Mockevicius added nine points and eight rebounds for UE, which is looking to advance to the quarterfinals… Read more »

Pregame notes: Evansville at Eastern Illinois

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Basic info: CIT second round, Evansville (20-12) at Eastern Illinois (18-14), 7 p.m. Monday at Lantz Arena in Charleston, Illinois. Preview story: Aces to face multidimensional Eastern Illinois Live stream: All CIT games available for streaming here. Radio: WUEV 91.5 FM   PROBABLE STARTERS Evansville: Jaylon Brown (6-0, So., G, 4.9 ppg, 2.4 apg); D.J. Balentine (6-2, Jr., G, 19.4… Read more »

The Day(s) After: Evansville 82, IPFW 77

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Finally getting around to posting some leftover notes, quotes and observations from Evansville’s victory over IPFW in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (you can read my game story here). Here we go… 1. The 30-second shot clock was a nonfactor. The game was played with a quick pace throughout, especially early. The Aces had… Read more »

Pregame notes: IPFW at Evansville

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Basic info: CIT first round — IPFW (16-14, 9-7 Summit League) at Evansville (19-12, 9-9 Missouri Valley), 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ford Center Preview story: CIT ‘another opportunity’ for Moore, Aces Live stream: All CIT games can be watched here. Radio: WUEV 91.5 FM   PROBABLE STARTERS IPFW: Mo Evans (6-0, So., G, 10.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg); Steve Forbes (6-9,… Read more »

HALFTIME: Evansville 37, Illinois State 31

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ST. LOUIS — The University of Evansville men’s basketball team shot 59 percent from the field Friday to take a 37-31 halftime lead over Illinois State in a Missouri Valley Conference tournament quarterfinal at the Scottrade Center. Eight different players scored for the fifth-seeded Aces, who received a team-high eight points from Mislav Brzoja and seven… Read more »

Pregame notes/keys: Evansville vs. Illinois State

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Basic info: MVC Tournament quarterfinals, No. 4 seed Illinois State (19-11, 11-7) vs. No. 5 seed Evansville (19-11, 9-9), Friday 2:35 p.m at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Preview story: Aces embracing tougher mindset entering MVC tournament TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest; WUEV 91.5 FM Previous meetings: Illinois State routed the Aces in early February. The Redbirds also edged UE Saturday… Read more »