The Day After: Evansville 83, Missouri State 64

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Here are some leftover notes, quotes and observations from Evansville’s victory Saturday over Missouri State. You can read my game story here. 1. The way Balentine set the scoring record was fitting. The reason: Balentine played poorly at times and still scored 18 points. That’s what makes him a great scorer. Even on a night… Read more »

HALFTIME: Evansville 40, Missouri State 27

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Mislav Brzoja and Jaylon Brown scored nine points apiece, and the University of Evansville men’s basketball team closed with a six-point burst to take a 40-27 halftime lead Saturday over Missouri State. The Aces scored first and never trailed. Evansville shot 40.6 percent from the field compared to Missouri State’s 36.7. UE also held a… Read more »

Pregame notes: Missouri State at Evansville

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Basic info: Missouri State (10-13, 6-5 MVC) at Evansville (18-6, 7-4), 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ford Center Preview story: Aces look to get offense moving against Missouri State TV/Radio: Fox Sports Indiana; WUEV 91.5 FM   PROBABLE STARTERS Missouri State: Dorrian Williams (6-2, Sr., G, 7.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg); Dequon Miller (5-10, Jr., G, 12.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg);… Read more »

The Day After: Wichita State 78, Evansville 65

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Here are some leftover notes, quotes and observations from Wichita State’s victory at the sold-out Ford Center on Sunday. You can read my game story here and Randy Beard’s column here. 1. Wichita State’s depth was impressive, and necessary, in a game in which the Shockers committed 32 fouls. Both teams ran into foul trouble… Read more »

HALFTIME: Wichita State 32, Evansville 21

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The Wichita State defense suffocated Evansville in the early going Sunday, helping the Shockers take a 32-21 halftime lead at the Ford Center. UE, shooting 52.1 percent from the field on the season, hit just 5 of 21 shots (23.8 percent) in the half. Wichita State had eight blocks and forced 12 turnovers. Fred VanVleet… Read more »

Pregame notes: Wichita State at Evansville

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Basic info: No. 22 Wichita State (15-5, 9-0 MVC) at Evansville (18-4, 7-2), 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ford Center Preview stories: UE set for ‘war’ against No. 22 WSU at sold-out Ford Center; Aces athletic department hopes to capitalize on Shockers’ visit TV/Radio: ESPNU; WUEV 91.5 FM   PROBABLE STARTERS Wichita State: Fred VanVleet (6-0, Sr., G, 12.2… Read more »

The Day After: Evansville 85, Southern Illinois 78 (OT)

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Here are some leftover notes, quotes and observations from the Aces’ overtime win Thursday at Southern Illinois. You can read my game story here. 1. Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery should have called the game.  The end-of-regulation sequence would have gone viral and both announcers would have permanently damaged their vocal chords.  Let’s recap the final 40… Read more »

HALFTIME: Southern Illinois 35, Evansville 32

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CARBONDALE, Ill. — Anthony Beane buried 8 of 12 field-goal attempts and scored 18 points Thursday to lead the Southern Illinois men’s basketball team to a 35-32 halftime lead over Evansville at SIU Arena. The Salukis led 27-14 midway through the half before UE mounted a comeback. Evansville senior D.J. Balentine hit a contested 3-pointer at… Read more »

Pregame notes: Evansville at Southern Illinois

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Basic info: Evansville (17-4, 6-2 MVC) at Southern Illinois (18-3, 7-1 MVC), 7 p.m. Thursday at SIU Arena in Carbondale, Illinois. Preview story: MVC’s top scorers, rebounders on display as Aces visit surging SIU Live stream/Radio: ESPN3; WUEV 91.5 FM   PROBABLE STARTERS Evansville: Jaylon Brown (6-0, Jr., G, 11.2 ppg, 3.0 apg); D.J. Balentine (6-2, Sr., G, 21.1 ppg,… Read more »

Duane Gibson returns to practice

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University of Evansville junior guard Duane Gibson returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Dec. 29. That surgery was Gibson’s third operation in six months on his meniscus, which was initially torn last June. Gibson, a starter last season, played in four games this season between… Read more »

The Day After: Indiana State 82, Evansville 65

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Here are some leftover notes, quotes and observations from Indiana State’s 82-65 win against Evansville on Sunday. You can read my game story here. 1. In UE coach Marty Simmons’ words, Evansville “didn’t give a lot of resistance.” It started on the first possession, when Brenton Scott curled around multiple screens and swished an open… Read more »

HALFTIME: Indiana State 45, Evansville 31

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TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State drilled 8 of 10 3-pointers en route to a 45-31 halftime lead over the University of Evansville men’s basketball team Sunday at the Hulman Center. Sophomore Brenton Scott got the hot shooting started for ISU, burying his first five 3-point attempts — in the opening 10 minutes. Scott had 17… Read more »