Pregame notes: UE men vs. Miami (Ohio)

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Basic info: Evansville (1-0) at Miami (Ohio) (1-0), Wednesday at 6 p.m. CST in Oxford, Ohio. Radio: WUEV 91.5 FM Preview story: Brzoja making most of opportunity with UE   PROBABLE STARTERS Evansville — Egidijus Mockevicius (6-10, Jr., C, 16 ppg, 5 rpg); Duane Gibson (6-3, So., G, 12 ppg, 3 rpg); D.J. Balentine (6-2, Jr., G, 22… Read more »

Balentine, UE get ‘mid-major’ recognition

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University of Evansville junior guard D.J. Balentine was named to the 2014-15 Lou Henson Award watch list on Wednesday. The Lou Henson Award is given to the Division I mid-major player of the year. Balentine led the Missouri Valley Conference with 22.8 points per game last season en route to first-team all-conference honors. The complete… Read more »

HALFTIME: Evansville 45, Wabash 26

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Evansville junior Adam Wing posted 11 points and the Aces went on an extended 18-2 run late in the half to gain some separation. Wing had eight consecutive points in less than a minute — scoring a 3-pointer, a layup and a traditional three-point play after a nifty no-look pass from D.J. Balentine. Wabash played the… Read more »

Pregame notes: UE men vs. Wabash (exhibition)

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Game time: 3:05 p.m. CST, Saturday, Nov. 8 Where: Ford Center Things to watch: An encore for ‘Iggy’?: Egidijus Mockevicius, UE’s 6-foot-10 center, finished a block shy of a triple-double last Saturday against McKendree, and will certainly be bigger and more agile than any big men Division III Wabash is used to seeing. Look for another dominant performance from Mockevicius,… Read more »

Vucetic providing big presence in practice

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The only player on the University of Evansville men’s basketball team who can’t play this season is already gaining some notice. Then again, it’s easy for a 7-foot-1 man to turn heads. Sergej Vucetic, the mountainous transfer from Nebraska, has recovered from strained ligaments in his right elbow to give the Aces another (huge) body in practice. In particular, his… Read more »

A look at UE in preseason basketball rankings

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The University of Evansville men’s basketball team was chosen fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll released last week, but where do the Aces stack up in other preseason projections? Ken Pomeroy, who maintains a respected website that archives advanced statistics and projects results based on those numbers, slotted UE to finish sixth in… Read more »

UE part of loaded 2015 Wooden Legacy field

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The University of Evansville men’s basketball team will compete in a major Thanksgiving week tournament in 2015. Bloggingthebracket.com reported that the Aces will play in the Wooden Legacy, which features powerhouse programs Michigan State and Arizona. The Wooden Legacy will be played Nov. 26 and 27 in Fullerton, California, and Nov. 29 in Anaheim, California. The entire… Read more »

Balentine, Mockevicius among leaders in economist’s statistical projections

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University of Evansville juniors D.J. Balentine and Egidijus Mockevicius will be among college basketball’s top six in points and rebounds, respectively, this season, according to statistical projections from Sports Illustrated. This SI.com article explains that economist Dan Hanner developed a model to project advanced statistics for every Division I player — and ultimately team records —… Read more »

Indianapolis guard reportedly to take official visit to UE

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In his recruiting notes published Tuesday night, the Indianapolis Star’s Kyle Neddenriep reported that Howe High School point guard Harris Brown will take an official visit to the University of Evansville this weekend. The 5-foot-11 Brown previously committed to fellow Missouri Valley Conference member Loyola (Ill.) but later decommitted. According to his profile on verbalcommits.com, Brown also… Read more »

Aces offer Class of 2016 shooting guard

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Christian Willis, a 6-foot-2 junior shooting guard from Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, received a scholarship offer Friday from the University of Evansville men’s basketball program. Willis was on campus to take in the Aces’ first official practice for the 2014-15 season. The Class of 2016 prospect announced the scholarship offer on Twitter… Read more »