The Day After: UE women vs. Austin Peay

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After the men’s and women’s basketball games I cover this season (road games I can’t watch don’t count), I’ll post some thoughts the following day on this blog. Here are some observations from Evansville’s 72-68 win Sunday over Austin Peay in the season opener: —The Aces’ depth is a problem … even though coach Oties Epps has… Read more »

FINAL: Evansville 72, Austin Peay 68

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University of Evansville senior Khristian Hart came up with a crucial strip against Austin Peay and knocked down a pair of free throws on the ensuing possession to help UE to a 72-68 victory Sunday at the Ford Center. Hart finished with 13 points off the bench for the Aces (1-0), who were led by Sara… Read more »

HALFTIME: Evansville 30, Austin Peay 28

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The University of Evansville women’s basketball team opened the game on a 6-0 run and led by as many as 13 points, but Austin Peay closed the half with a 10-2 spurt. UE sophomore Sara Dickey leads all scorers with 11 points, while sophomore Sasha Robinson has 11 rebounds. The Aces are winning the rebounding battle… Read more »

Pregame notes: UE women vs. Austin Peay

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Basic info: Austin Peay (0-1) at Evansville (0-0); 1 p.m. CT Sunday; Ford Center. Radio: WUEV 91.5 FM Preview story: Unlocking Kenyia Johnson’s athleticism key for Aces — Three key questions entering today’s game: Will Langston show up?: After Evansville’s exhibition loss to Division II University of Southern Indiana, Aces coach Oties Epps said he wanted to see freshman forward… Read more »

FINAL: Southern Indiana 76, Evansville 72

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After trailing by as many as 14 points in the second half, the University of Evansville women’s basketball team pulled within two during the final minutes of its exhibition game against University of Southern Indiana. USI knew exactly where to go in response. The Eagles got the ball to senior Anna Hackert out of a timeout, and the… Read more »

Halftime update: USI 38, Evansville 32

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The University of Southern Indiana women’s basketball team shot a blistering 63 percent from the field Saturday in taking a 38-32 halftime lead over the University of Evansville. USI forward Anna Hackert leads all scorers with 16 points on 8 of 10 shooting. Sophomore guard Sara Dickey has 11 points to lead Evansville, while senior… Read more »

Pregame notes: UE women vs. USI (exhibition)

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Game time: Saturday, Nov. 8, noon CST Where: Ford Center What to watch for from UE’s perspective: Improved Ladd?: UE coach Oties Epps said the injury-prone Mallory Ladd spent her first healthy summer with the Aces improving her ballhandling. The hope is that the 6-foot-1 senior, already a skilled shooter and post player, can become an even more… Read more »

Women’s basketball notes

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The University of Evansville women’s basketball team played with seven players in its closed scrimmage Sunday at Southeast Missouri State, and will likely have that many available for Saturday’s exhibition game against Division II University of Southern Indiana. Kat Taylor, a senior who started at point guard last season, tore her Achilles tendon this summer but… Read more »

UE women offer in-state sophomore forward

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Plainfield High School sophomore forward Riley Blackwell picked up a scholarship offer this month from the University of Evansville women’s basketball program. Her AAU program, and others, tweeted the news: Congrats to Riley Blackwell (Plainfield HS) 5'11" Wing 2017 on her offer from the Univ of Evansville for basketball. #FlightThunder — Indiana Flight (@IndianaFlight) October… Read more »

Women’s basketball picks up commitment from Tipton guard

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Macie Lively, a 5-foot-6 point guard from Tipton (Indiana) High School, gave a verbal commitment to the University of Evansville women’s basketball program Tuesday during a visit to campus. The Class of 2016 prospect announced her decision via Twitter and posted a photo that included Aces head coach Oties Epps. Soooo happy to say I've committed to play… Read more »