HALFTIME: Evansville 39, San Francisco 34

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ESTERO, Fla. — D.J. Balentine has a game-high 14 points to lead the University of Evansville to 39-34 halftime lead against San Francisco in the third-place game at the Gulf Coast Showcase at Germain Arena. Balentine missed a 3-pointer on Evansville’s first offensive possession, but finished the half 2 of 5 from long range and 5… Read more »

Pregame notes: UE men vs. San Francisco

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Basic info: Evansville (3-1) vs. San Francisco (3-1), 5 p.m. CST Wednesday at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida, in Gulf Coast Showcase third-place game. Radio: WUEV 91.5 FM How they got here: Evansville beat Fresno State 58-52 in Monday’s opening round and lost 64-62 to Green Bay in Tuesday’s semifinals. San Francisco beat Hawaii 88-73 in the opening round… Read more »

HALFTIME: Green Bay 26, Evansville 23

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ESTERO, Fla. — Green Bay point guard Keifer Sykes has game highs of nine points and six rebounds as the Phoenix hold a 26-23 lead over Evansville at halftime of a Gulf Coast Showcase semifinal Tuesday at Germain Arena. The Aces are shooting just 28 percent from the field and both teams have eight turnovers. Junior… Read more »

Pregame notes: UE men vs. Green Bay

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“Just Google Keifer Sykes,” University of Evansville assistant coach Jimmy Elgas said when I was looking for someone to give me a scouting report on Green Bay, who plays UE at 5 p.m. CST Tuesday in the semifinals of the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Florida. I had already done that, but here’s what you’d… Read more »

Aces edge Fresno State in Gulf Coast Showcase opener

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ESTERO, Fla. — Mislav Brzoja understood the undersized University of Evansville men’s basketball team needed to use the Fresno State Bulldogs’ athleticism and aggressiveness against them. Brzoja used an array of shot fakes and hesitations to goad the Bulldogs into fouls, then sank 12 of 13 free throws and scored a team-high 17 points as the Aces… Read more »

HALFTIME: Evansville 29, Fresno State 25

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ESTERO, Fla — University of Evansville sophomore Blake Simmons knocked down a long two-pointer before the halftime buzzer to give the Aces a 29-25 lead over Fresno State in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Monday at Germain Arena. The successful long ball was a rare occurrence for the Aces (2-0) in… Read more »

UE signee recognized as one of top players in Central Indiana

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Indianapolis Star prep sports/recruiting reporter Kyle Neddenriep released his top 20 high school boys’ basketball players to watch in Central Indiana last night, and University of Evansville signee Harris Brown was listed as a first-team preseason selection. (I wrote about Brown, a 5-foot-11 guard from Indianapolis Howe, both when we committed to the Aces and when he signed a… Read more »

Pregame notes: UE men vs. Fresno State

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Basic info: Evansville (2-0) vs. Fresno State (1-2), first round of Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Florida; Monday at 1:30 p.m. CST. Radio: WUEV 91.5 FM Preview story: Gulf Coast Showcase a business trip for Aces   PROBABLE STARTERS Evansville —Duane Gibson (6-3, So., G, 7 ppg, 4.5 apg); D.J. Balentine (6-2, Jr., G, 20.5 ppg, 4.0 apg);… Read more »

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 »