ST. LOUIS -- Egidijus Mockevicius tied a career-high with 19 points, had a career-best eight blocks and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 9 seed Evansville defeated eighth-seeded Drake 69-61 in the opening round of the Missouri Valley tournament Thursday night.
D.J. Balentine added 30 points for Evansville (14-18) which faces top-seeded Wichita State in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Troy Taylor grabbed 19 rebounds, and Egidijus Mockevicius scored 18 points to help Evansville beat Missouri State 62-59 in overtime Wednesday night.
Among Taylor's rebounds were 14 on the defensive end. Mockevicius was 6 of 6 from the field. Lewis Jones added 14 points, and Colt Ryan had 13.
Evansville (8-6, 1-1, Missouri Valley) led 21-15 at halftime. Missouri State led by...
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January 02, 2013