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 »

The Morning After: Loyola

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Stories from UE’s second MVC win over Loyola: –Courier & Press: http://bit.ly/KsXgI3 –Chicago Sun Times: http://bit.ly/1hGGYqJ Some observations: –UE looks like it’s clicking, and the defense took major strides Saturday. Despite poor shooting and offensive execution by both teams, the Aces had numerous steals and great rebounding to not let Loyola break open the game…. Read more »

The Morning After: Southern Illinois

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Stories from UE’s first MVC win at SIU yesterday: –Courier & Press: http://bit.ly/1do1ZqJ –The Southern: http://bit.ly/1a0Tl0U Some observations: –The Aces looked a lot more loose, relaxed, and confident than they had since they started 5-0, and now with a conference win under their belt, that feeling will continue. D.J. Balentine looked like his typical self… Read more »

The Morning After: Northern Iowa

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Stories from UNI’s handling of Evansville: –Courier & Press: http://bit.ly/1euJH3I –Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier: http://bit.ly/1glxAaK Some observations: –That was probably the worst effort by the team all season. UE seemed deflated right from the start after UNI took an 11-point lead minutes into the game, and it all went downhill from there. The numbers weren’t… Read more »

The Morning After: Indiana State

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Stories from Indiana State’s 81-62 win over Evansville: –Courier & Press: http://bit.ly/1gbRtkc –Terre Haute Tribune Star: http://bit.ly/1a0Pb3y Some observations: –Jaylon Moore had a fantastic game, but unfortunately that was overshadowed by the bad loss. For the first time in several games, the Aces played two forwards and benefitted from it. Moore had 14 points, taking… Read more »

Postgame thoughts with Loyola women’s head coach Sheryl Swoopes

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Loyola’s first Missouri Valley Conference game didn’t go how it wanted, but with a first-year head coach entering a brand new conference, things will naturally be tough. The Ramblers dropped a 75-57 contest Thursday night to Evansville at the Ford Center. I caught up with Ramblers head coach Sheryl Swoopes after the game to get… Read more »

From MVC Media Day: Panelist perspectives

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During the MVC media day luncheon, the Valley brought in a panel of college basketball experts to discuss some hot topics in today’s game. CBS’ Jerry Palm, Big Ten Network’s Stephen Bardo, ESPN’s Debbie Antonelli, and Mark Adams joined MVC head coaches Gregg Marshall and Tanya Warren on the panel, discussing scheduling, the state of… Read more »

From MVC Media Day: Notes, quotes, and thoughts on the MVC preseason polls

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UPDATED: The men’s and women’s preseason all-MVC teams were released Wednesday morning in preparation for MVC media day at Loyola University’s Gentile Arena. Below is a rundown of the poll, preseason all-conference teams, and some thoughts and observations from around the league. Men The UE men’s squad was picked to finish sixth in the conference,… Read more »