Gibson has ‘no pain’ in knee

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University of Evansville point guard Duane “Boo” Gibson is recovering well from late-June surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, Aces coach Marty Simmons said Wednesday. “I talked to Boo today and he feels great,” Simmons said. “I think it’s going to be another three or four weeks before they begin to do… Read more »

UE men’s basketball nonconference schedule to be released today

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The University of Evansville plans to release its men’s basketball nonconference schedule Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what I already know about the schedule: PREVIOUSLY REPORTED IN THE COURIER & PRESS  — Home games: Belmont, Southeast Missouri State, Norfolk State on Dec. 17 — Road games: Murray State on Dec. 5, Arkansas on Dec. 8, Fresno State on… Read more »

MVC summer basketball update

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Here’s a look at what Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball teams have been doing this summer, with summaries compiled from beat writers: Bradley After a furiously busy spring in which new coach Brian Wardle replaced eight players with eligibility remaining and senior Auston Barnes with eight freshmen and a transfer, Bradley was hit with another… Read more »

Three in-state recruits expected to visit UE

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Three members of the Indy Hoosiers AAU basketball team plan to visit the University of Evansville in early September, according to Jeff Rabjohns of Peegs.com. Indy Cathedral's Tra Landers, Cloverdale's Cooper Neese, Logansport's Jalen Adaway visiting Evansville Sept. 3, per coach Mike Peterson. — Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) August 10, 2015 All three in-state, Class of… Read more »

Aces offer three more Class of 2016 prospects

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The University of Evansville basketball program has offered scholarships to Class of 2016 guards Tarkus Ferguson and Zac Saddler, according to Twitter reports. UE is also one of 14 schools to offer 6-foot-9 rising senior power forward John Fulkerson, according to Andrew Pearson of the Asheville Citizen-Times. As a junior, Fulkerson set a single-season record with… Read more »

Ohio transfer Ryan Taylor reportedly visiting UE

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The University of Evansville men’s basketball team is reportedly courting Ohio University transfer Ryan Taylor to fill its one remaining scholarship. Taylor started 28 games as a true freshman last season, ranking fourth on the Bobcats at 8.1 points per game. The 6-foot-5 wing player also averaged 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Jason Arkley, who covers… Read more »

Aces among schools to offer athletic Class of 2016 wing

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The University of Evansville reportedly offered a men’s basketball scholarship to Adrian Moore this spring. Moore, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound wing player, also holds offers from Tulsa and Wake Forest, according to a July 10 Rivals.com article. And other high-major programs have shown interest in Moore, according to the Rivals.com story. The North Little Rock High School (Ark.) senior-to-be… Read more »

Castle forward Nunge picks up Evansville scholarship offer

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Castle High School forward Jack Nunge picked up a scholarship offer from the University of Evansville men’s basketball program Saturday, according to Nunge’s AAU program. Coach Marty Simmons of the University of Evansville has offered 2017 6'9 Jack Nunge of Castle (IN). — PCB Grassroots (@PocketCityAAU) July 11, 2015 Nunge is the second Class of… Read more »

Mockevicius, Lithuania fall to U.S. in World University Games quarterfinal

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Representing the United States, the University of Kansas men’s basketball team outscored Lithuania by 19 in the final quarter to pull away for a 70-48 win in the quarterfinals of the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. University of Evansville center Egidijus Mockevicius contributed two points, five rebounds and three blocks for Lithuania, which fell… Read more »

UE offers Class of 2017 shooting guard

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Cooper Neese, a rising junior at Cloverdale High School (Indiana), has picked up a scholarship offer from the University of Evansville men’s basketball program, according to multiple Twitter reports. Regarded as a shooter, the 6-foot-3, 160-pound Neese averaged 17.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.7 steals per game as a sophomore. He knocked down… Read more »

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 »