D.J. BALENTINE RUMORS

D.J. Balentine breaks Evansville scoring record

Photo: AP / Bill Boyce With 18 points Saturday, Evansville guard D.J. Balentine set a new program scoring record with 2,280 career points, surpassing former teammate Colt Ryan. “There’s no words I can really use to describe this feeling,” Balentine said after the game. “Just to be able to do it here in front of the home crowd and my teammates be able to embrace me like that...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Balentine sets record, Evansville beats Missouri St. 83-64

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) D.J. Balentine scored 18 points to become the all-time leading scorer in Evansville school history in its 83-64 win over Missouri State on Saturday. Balentine now sits at 2,280 career points, which broke the previous record held by Colt Ryan. Jaylon Brown scored 19 points to lead Evansville (19-6, 8-4 Missouri Valley), which rebounded from its first back...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: D.J. Balentine sinks buzzer-beater to force overtime

With Evansville fighting for an at-large spot in the NCAA Tournament, guard D.J. Balentine kept the Aces alive Thursday at Southern Illinois with a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left to force a 71-71 tie. Evansville and Southern Illinois are currently in overtime.   Here’s the basket by D.J. Balentine that sent the game to overtime. #MVCHoops pic.twitter.com/2FJJx9h7T0 — MVC...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Evansville Rides Balentine To First Round Victory

Photo: Brien Vincent | Courier & Press No. 9 seed Evansville knocked off No. 8 seed Drake, 69-61, in the MVC Tournament first round Thursday. The Aces advance to the quarterfinals Friday, where they face No. 1 seed Wichita State. “Just excited to have the opportunity to play again,” head coach Marty Simmons said. Drake (15-16, 6-12 MVC) opened up with a 12-6 and kept their...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Evansville takes down Drake 61-48

D.J. Balentine scored 23 points and had seven assists in Evansville's final home game as the Aces beat Drake 61-48 on Tuesday. Blake Simmons added 13 points for Evansville (12-18, 5-12 Missouri Valley Conference) and Egidiju Mockevicius was held scoreless, but grabbed 10 rebounds. Balentine made four 3-pointers as Evansville hit 6 of 12 from deep. Evansville ended a three-game...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola (Chicago) Looks for Second Straight Win at Evansville Saturday

Loyola Chicago (7-10, 2-3 MVC) will try for its first back-to-back wins since mid-December this weekend. Saturday afternoon, the Ramblers will play at Evansville (8-10, 1-4 MVC). The Aces started poorly in conference play but looked improved in their recent road trip. Last Saturday, they defeated Southern Illinois one game after the Salukis won at Loyola. The Aces then took Illinois...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Evansville defeats Southern Illinois 75-69

D.J. Balentine scored a career-high 33 points, making 6 of 10 3-point attempts, to lead Evansville to a 75-69 win over Southern Illinois Saturday. Evansville (8-9, 1-3 Missouri Valley), which snapped a 12-game losing streak at Carbondale, trailed 33-27 at the half and the lead changed nine times. Balentine hit consecutive 3-pointers and Egidiju Mockevicius, who had 12 points and...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Evansville beats Miami (OH) 78-65

D.J. Balentine scored 22 points, leading four players in double digits, as Evansville posted a 78-65 victory over Miami (OH) Saturday. Balentine hit 6 of 15 from the field and went 9 of 12 from the line. Egidijus Mockevicius had 17 points with a game-high 13 rebounds and three blocks for the Aces (6-3). Duane Gibson scored 12 points and Blake Simmons had 10. The team sank 52 percent...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Evansville

Indiana moved to 6-1 with a comfortable 77-46 win over Evansville on Tuesday night in Assembly Hall. Here’s a look at five takeaways from the rout of the Purple Aces: · Evansville’s offense never gets going: Led by D.J. Balentine, who entered Tuesday’s game with a scoring average of 29.6 points per game, the Evansville […]The post Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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