The Day After: Evansville vs. Ohio

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A few leftover observations and notes from Evansville’s 81-69 overtime victory Thursday against Ohio (read my game story here.) 1. Evansville’s 2-3 zone for several possessions in the second half was a nice change-up. The Aces switched from a man-to-man to zone midway through the second half, and the different look was largely effective. After… Read more »

HALFTIME: Ohio 38, Evansville 36

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Stevie Taylor’s putback before the buzzer gave the Ohio men’s basketball team a 38-36 lead over Evansville after a back-and-forth first half Thursday at the Ford Center. The half featured eight ties and 10 lead changes, and neither team led by more than five points. Evansville sophomore Blake Simmons went 2-for-3 from 3-point range and… Read more »

Pregame notes: Evansville vs. Ohio

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Basic info: Ohio (3-3) at Evansville (7-2), 8:05 p.m. CST Thursday at the Ford Center Pregame story: Aces bring double dose of motivation into matchup with Ohio Radio: WUEV 91.5 FM   PROBABLE STARTERS Ohio: Javarez Willis (5-11, Sr., G, 15.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg); Maurice Ndour (6-9, Sr., F, 15.7 ppg, 8.8 rpg); Stevie Taylor (5-10, Sr., G, 7.0… Read more »

The Day After: Evansville vs. Murray State

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Here are some leftover notes, quotes and observations that didn’t make it into my game story of Murray State’s 81-79 victory Saturday over Evansville at the Ford Center. 1. Murray State’s Cameron Payne had everything going. This is an obvious statement about a player who finished with a game-high 32 points, but the variety of ways in which… Read more »

HALFTIME: Murray State 42, Evansville 38

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Cameron Payne poured in 20 points on 7 of 10 shooting as the Murray State men’s basketball team led Evansville 42-38 at halftime Saturday at the Ford Center. Payne, a 6-foot-2 guard, scored 10 straight MSU points late in the first half. During that stretch, he knocked down both of his 3-pointers, banked in a runner… Read more »

Pregame notes: UE men vs. Murray State

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Basic info: Murray State (5-4) at Evansville (7-1), 1:05 p.m. CST Saturday at the Ford Center Preview story: Benzon joins the action for surging Aces Radio: WUEV 91.5 FM PROBABLE STARTERS Murray State: Cameron Payne (6-2, So., G, 17.8 ppg, 4.9 apg); T.J. Sapp (6-3, Sr., G, 9.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg); Jarvis Williams (6-8, Sr., F, 15.7 ppg; 8.0… Read more »

The Day After: Evansville at Belmont

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Some leftover observations, notes and quotes from Evansville’s 65-62 win Tuesday night at Belmont: UE struggled to keep up with the ball movement of Belmont in the first half, and the Bruins knocked down 7 of 14 3-pointers. For a while, the Bruins were putting on a clinic with repeated ball fakes, drives and kick-outs… Read more »

HALFTIME: Belmont 37, Evansville 29

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Belmont drilled seven 3-pointers Tuesday night in taking a 37-29 halftime lead over Evansville in a nonconference men’s basketball game at the Curb Event Center. The Aces jumped out a 10-3 lead and had the advantage for the first 9:46 of the game. But Belmont steadily took control with its penetrate-and-kick offense… Read more »

Pregame notes: UE men at Belmont

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Basic info: Evansville (6-1) at Belmont (7-1), 7 p.m. CST Tuesday at Curb Event Center in Nashville, Tennessee Preview story: Aggressive Belmont big road test for UE Radio/live stream: WUEV 91.5 FM; a live stream available online at OVC Digital Network   PROBABLE STARTERS Evansville: Duane Gibson (6-3, So., G, 5.1 ppg, 3.0 apg); D.J. Balentine (6-2, Jr., G,… Read more »

The Day After: Evansville vs. IUPUI

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Time for another day-after post, where I unload a few observations from the previous night’s game. Below are some thoughts on Evansville’s 89-62 trouncing of IUPUI on Saturday. 1. UE continues to effortlessly shoot above 50 percent The Aces made 30 of 53 field goals (56.6 percent) and I didn’t feel like anyone had an especially… Read more »

HALFTIME: Evansville 40, IUPUI 16

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Suffocating defense helped the University of Evansville men’s basketball team take a 40-16 halftime lead against IUPUI Saturday night at the Ford Center. The Aces scored 20 points off 15 IUPUI turnovers, and held the visiting Jaguars to 7 of 26 shooting (26.9 percent). Meanwhile, Evansville knocked down 17 of 31 from the field, getting 12… Read more »

Pregame notes: UE men vs. IUPUI

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Basic info: IUPUI (2-4) at Evansville (5-1), 7:05 p.m. CST Saturday at Ford Center Preview story: Modest Mockevicius a consistent force for UE Radio: WUEV 91.5 FM   PROBABLE STARTERS IUPUI: Mason Archie (6-5, Jr., G, 7.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg); Marcellus Barksdale (6-5, Jr., G, 10.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg); P.J. Boutte (5-9, Jr., G, 9.3 ppg, 5.3 apg); Josh… Read more »