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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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1 day ago  |  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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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wes Washpun posterizes Egidijus Mockevicius

Northern Iowa guard Wes Washpun is known for his high-flying ability. Evansville center Egidijus Mockevicius is known for his interior dominance. Washpun won the battle on this play, posterizing the Lithuanian big man with a one-handed slam. Here’s another angle from the baseline.   Whoa, Wes.#MVCHoops pic.twitter.com/cmurbL8LOp — MVC Basketball (@ValleyHoops) February 4, 2016
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

VanVleet scores 32 to lead Wichita State over Evansville 78-65

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Fred VanVleet scored 32 points and Connor Frankamp added 10 to lead No. 22 Wichita State past Evansville 78-65 on Sunday.The Shockers (16-5, 10-0 Missouri Valley Conference) have won 11 straight since starting the season at 5-5.Evansville (18-5, 7-3) was led by D.J. Balentine with 18 points. Egidijus Mockevicius had 16 points and 12 rebounds in front of a record...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

VanVleet leads No. 22 Wichita State past Evansville 78-65

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Fred VanVleet scored 32 points and Connor Frankamp added 10 to lead No. 22 Wichita State past Evansville 78-65 on Sunday. The Shockers (16-5, 10-0 Missouri Valley Conference) have won 11 straight since starting the season at 5-5. Evansville (18-5, 7-3) was led by D.J. Balentine with 18 points. Egidijus Mockevicius had 16 points and 12 rebounds in front of...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wichita St.-Evansville Preview

Wichita State has easily handled all of its Missouri Valley Conference rivals this season except for Evansville. The No. 22 Shockers will seek a more decisive result while attempting to spoil the Purple Aces' perfect home record Sunday and push coach Gregg Marshall into a tie for the school wins record. Wichita State (15-5, 9-0) has won its conference games by an average of 21...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Evansville beats Southern Illinois in overtime 85-78

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) D.J. Balentine and Mislav Brzoja each scored 25 points, a career high for Brzoja, and Evansville beat Southern Illinois 85-78 in overtime Thursday night. Adam Wing and Brzoja scored four points each in an 8-3 run to open overtime for a lead 79-74 with 1:42 left. Anthony Beane scored four points to get the Salukis within one but the Purple Aces scored the...
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9 days ago  |  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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott nets 24 points, Indiana State tops Evansville 82-65

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Brenton Scott and Devonte Brown scored 24 points apiece and Indiana State knocked off Evansville 82-65 on Sunday. Scott was 9 of 14 from the field and 6 of 9 from beyond the arc for the Sycamores (11-9, 5-3 Missouri Valley). Brown hit three 3-pointers, grabbed five rebounds and had six assists. Indiana State shot over 47 percent and made 14 of 23 (61 percent...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mockevicius leads Evansville past Loyola of Chicago 74-66

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Egidijus Mockevicius scored 23 points, on 10-of-13 shooting, with 20 rebounds, and D.J. Balentine had 22 points and seven assists to help Evansville beat Loyola of Chicago 74-66 Tuesday night. It was Mockevicius' second straight game - and fourth this season - with at least 20 rebounds. His 16 double-doubles this season are the third most in Division I. ...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Evansville beats Illinois State 66-55

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) D.J. Balentine scored 25 points - his 11th game of 20 or more this season - and Egidijus Mockevicius collared 20 rebounds to surpass the legendary Jerry Sloan on the school's all-time list as Evansville defeated Illinois State 66-55 Friday night. Balentine shot 7 of 17 from the floor and was a perfect 10-for-10 at the foul line. Mockevicius added 13 points, Adam...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Balentine scores 24; Evansville beats Drake 84-65

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) D.J. Balentine scored 24, and Egidijus Mockevicius added 21 points, on 9-of-12 shooting, with 12 rebounds to help Evansville beat Drake 84-65 Tuesday night. Mockevicius has 14 double-doubles in 18 games this season, tied for third most in Division I. Mislav Brzoja added 15 points and Jaylon Brown scored 11 for Evansville (15-3, 4-1 Missouri Valley Conference...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Evansville holds Bradley to 35 points in 32-point win, 67-35

EVANSVILLE, Ill. (AP) D.J. Balentine scored 13 of his 16 points in the first half and Evansville held Bradley to 26 percent shooting in a 67-35 victory on Saturday. Evansville jumped out to an 8-0 lead as Bradley went scoreless for the first four minutes. The Braves later went without a field goal for seven-plus minutes as Evansville extended its lead to 21-6. The Purple Aces...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wichita State holds off Evansville 67-64

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Anton Grady scored 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting and Wichita State beat Evansville 67-64 on Wednesday night, ending the Purple Aces' six-game win streak. Fred VanVleet had 16 points and nine assists for the Shockers (9-5, 3-0 Missouri Valley Conference), who have won four straight. Trailing 32-27 at halftime, Evansville rallied to tie it at 57 with 3:32 left...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Evansville handles Missouri State 76-59

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Egidijus Mockevicius scored 21 points and tied a career-high with 21 rebounds and Evansville handled Missouri State 76-59 on Saturday. Mockevicius was 6 of 7 from the floor and 9 of 10 from the line as the Purple Aces (13-2, 2-0 Missouri Valley) shot nearly 55 percent. D.J. Balentine scored 19 points and Adam Wing added 15 points and five assists. Chris...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Evansville beats Alabama A&M 91-70

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) D.J. Balentine, Jaylon Brown and Egidijus Mockevicius scored 19 points apiece on Tuesday night and Evansville beat Alabama A&M 91-70. Mockevicius had 13 points and grabbed 14 of his 18 rebounds in the first half while the Purple Aces (11-2) were 17 of 27 from the field to build a 47-27 lead at the break. Brown had 11 of his career-best 19 points in the...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mockevicius leads Evansville past Fresno State 85-77

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Egidijus Mockevicius scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Evansville to an 85-77 win over Fresno State on Sunday in the Missouri Valley/Mountain West Challenge. D.J. Balentine had 17 of his 23 points in the first half for the Aces (10-2), which ended with a tie at 40. Mislav Brzoja, who had 13 of his 16 points after...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Balentine reaches 2,000, Evansville beats Norfolk St. 84-70

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) D.J. Balentine passed the 2,000-point career mark on Thursday night while scoring a game-high 26 and Evansville beat Norfolk State 84-70. Evansville (9-2) took the lead for good early in the second after a first half where Norfolk State (4-7) had the largest lead at 37-31 with 1:28 left. The Purple Aces closed the half with five straight points from there...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Evansville dominates Mississippi Valley State 95-60

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Egidijus Mockevicius had 16 points and tied his career-high with 18 rebounds to lead Evansville to a dominating 95-60 win over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday. The 6-10 senior from Lithuania also blocked four shots to add to his career total of 232. He holds the career record at Evansville and has 29 through 10 games this season. Mockevicius had nine...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Evansville ends drought with 85-81 OT win over Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) D.J. Balentine shot 12 for 20 from the field and scored 32 points to send Evansville past Murray State 85-81 in overtime Saturday night. Egidijus Mockevicius added 22 points, and the win marked Evansville's (7-1) first over Murray State since 1991 while ending an 18-game home win streak for the Racers. Bryce Jones scored 21 points, Wayne Langston chipped in 18...
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December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Red-hot Evansville blows by Alabama State 88-56

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) D.J. Balentine scored 26 points and Evansville shot a blistering 68.6 percent in taking an 88-56 win over Alabama State on Tuesday night. Balentine was 10 of 13 from the floor, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and he also had eight assists for the Purple Aces (6-1), who outscored the Hornets 52-18 in the paint. Egidijus Mockevicius was 5 of 7 from the...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Evansville beats UC Irvine 75-56 for 5th at Wooden Legacy

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Egidijus Mockevicius had 21 points and 16 rebounds and Evansville beat UC Irvine 75-56 in the fifth-place game of the Wooden Legacy on Sunday. D.J. Balentine and Blake Simmons added 15 points apiece for Evansville (5-1). Adam Wing chipped in nine points with five assists and a career-high 10 rebounds for the Purple Aces. Jaron Martin scored 15 points and...
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November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Evansville beats Santa Clara 69-57 in Wooden Legacy

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) D.J Balentine scored 23 points, Mislav Brrzoja made all six of his shots for 16 points, and Evansville beat Santa Clara 69-57 victory in the Wooden Legacy on Friday. Egidijus Mockevicius scored eight points and pulled down 21 rebounds as the Purple Aces (4-1) recovered from a loss on Thursday to Providence. The winless Broncos fell to 0-7. Balentine made...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Evansville holds off Belmont for 93-88 win

Evansville, Ind. (AP) D.J. Balentine and Egidiju Mockevicius combined for 53 points as Evansville held off Belmont for a 93-88 win on Saturday. Balentine made 12 of 21 shots from the floor for 27 points and Mockevicius was 10 of 15 from the line for 26 points while grabbing 14 rebounds. Jaylon Brown added 13 points and Mislav Brzoja chipped in 12. Baletine and Mockevicius have...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mockevicius scores 20 points, Evansville tops Marian, 84-59

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Eqidijus Mockevicius scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help power Evansville past NAIA Marion (Indiana), 84-59 Tuesday night. Mockevicius, the current Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, scored his 1,000 career point in the game by converting 9 of his 10 shots from the field and going 2 for 2 from the free-throw line. The Purple Aces...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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