Simmons denies offering additional scholarships in 2015 class

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University of Evansville men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons on Thursday denied offering any additional scholarships to Class of 2015 prospects. “The only guy we’ve offered has accepted and signed,” Simmons said. “That’s Harris Brown.” Jamie Shaw with Phenom Hoop Report reported Wednesday on Twitter that Tim Clay, a senior point guard from Alamance Christian School (North Carolina), has… Read more »

UE reportedly offers senior guard, is interested in Indianapolis Howe junior

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It surfaced Wednesday on Twitter that the University of Evansville and Southern Indiana have reportedly extended scholarship offers to Tim Clay, a 6-foot-1 senior point guard from Alamance Christian Academy in Graham, North Carolina. Unsigned Sr. Tim Clay (@Tim_Clay11) of Alamance Christian has now been offered by Evansville & Southern Indiana pic.twitter.com/Xa6VlNnToW — Jamie Shaw (@JamieShaw5)… Read more »

Balentine needs scoring help on the perimeter

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The University of Evansville men’s basketball team is at its best when perimeter players other than junior guard D.J. Balentine contribute in the scoring column. This explains why the Aces looked so hapless Sunday against No. 11 Wichita State, which limited Evansville to 31 percent shooting in a 62-43 win. Mislav Brzoja, Blake Simmons and Adam Wing —… Read more »

The Day After: Evansville 61, Drake 52

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I’m switching the format this time for my day-after post, but the goal is still to provide additional information and quotes not contained in my game story (which you can read here). Turning point(s): A major run in each half gave the Aces all the separation they needed. In the first half, UE scored on seven… Read more »

HALFTIME: Evansville 30, Drake 23

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D.J. Balentine poured in 14 points to lead the University of Evansville men’s basketball team to a 30-23 halftime lead over Drake on Tuesday at the Ford Center. Balentine had 11 points less than eight minutes into the game and finished the half 6 of 8 from the field and 2 of 3 from 3-point range…. Read more »

Pregame notes: Drake at Evansville

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Basic info: Drake (8-18, 5-9 MVC) at Evansville (18-8, 8-6), 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at the Ford Center Preview story: Aces seek better effort in rematch with Drake Radio: WUEV 91.5 FM   PROBABLE STARTERS Drake: Karl Madison (5-11, Sr., G, 2.5 ppg, 2.2 apg); Gary Ricks (6-1, Sr., G, 10.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg); Trevor Berkeley (5.1 ppg, 2.8 rpg);… Read more »

HALFTIME: Evansville 30, Southern Illinois 29

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CARBONDALE, Ill. — D.J. Balentine scored 10 points to lead the University of Evansville men’s basketball team to a 30-29 halftime lead over Southern Illinois on Saturday at SIU Arena. The middle of the half included a six-minute stretch when neither team scored. Evansville eventually picked up the offense, putting together a 12-2 run to… Read more »

Pregame notes: Evansville at Southern Illinois

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Basic info: Evansville (17-8, 7-6 MVC) at Southern Illinois (10-16, 3-10), 3:05 p.m. Saturday at SIU Arena in Carbondale, Illinois. Preview story: UE’s Mockevicius ready for return against SIU Radio: WUEV 91.5 FM   PROBABLE STARTERS Evansville: Jaylon Brown (6-0, So., G, 5.0 ppg, 2.5 apg); D.J. Balentine (6-2, Jr., G, 19.4 ppg, 3.2 apg); Blake Simmons (6-5, So.,… Read more »

HALFTIME: Evansville 30, Missouri State 30

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Gavin Thurman and Camyn Boone scored 10 points apiece Tuesday to help a depleted Missouri State men’s basketball squad to a 30-30 halftime tie against the University of Evansville at the Ford Center. D.J. Balentine and Adam Wing scored seven points apiece to lead UE, while sophomore guard Jaylon Brown added five points. Missouri State… Read more »

Pregame notes: Missouri State at Evansville

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Basic info: Missouri State (9-15, 3-9 MVC) at Evansville (16-8, 6-6), 7:05 p.m. at the Ford Center Preview story: Aces to host depleted Missouri State Live stream/Radio: ESPN3; WUEV 91.5 FM   PROBABLE STARTERS Missouri State: Shawn Roundtree (6-0, Fr., G, 2.1 ppg, 1.4 rpg); Chris Kendrix (6-5, Fr., G, 5.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg); Loomis Gerring (6-5, Jr., G,… Read more »