MVC men’s basketball spring update

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    The MVC spring update is compiled from conference beat writers: Bradley (9-24, 3-15 MVC) 1. What was the team’s major off-season issue that needed addressing? Bradley’s needs were numerous after a 9-24 season. I don’t know that anyone could have predicted the massive overhaul that has taken place, starting with a new coaching staff… Read more »

Aces offer scholarship to local Class of 2016 guard

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Reitz High School point guard Dru Smith has reportedly received a scholarship offer from the University of Evansville. Smith’s AAU program, Pocket City Basketball, tweeted out the news Wednesday evening. Coach Marty Simmons of Evansville is the latest to offer 2016 6'3 Dru Smith of Evansville Reitz. — PCB Grassroots (@PocketCityAAU) May 6, 2015 Smith also… Read more »

UE signee Brown named Indiana All-Star

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University of Evansville men’s basketball signee Harris Brown was one of 14 players named Monday to the Indiana Senior All-Star team. The Senior All-Stars will play two-game series against the Indiana Junior All-Stars and the Kentucky All-Stars in June. Brown, a 5-foot-11 guard, led Indianapolis Howe to its first City tournament title since 1987 while… Read more »

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 »