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Shockers beat Aces 80-58, advance to semifinals of MVC at 32-0

The Shockers keep breaking records and land new career highs as the team defeated the Evansville Purple Aces 80-58 in the quarterfinal round of the Missouri Valley Conference in Saint Louis, Mo. Setting the new record for most blocks in a MVC tournament game, the Shockers finished the contest with 11 team blocks, six from senior Kadeem Coleby, creating a new career high for the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 08, 2014  |  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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Evansville takes down Drake 69-61 in MVC opener

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. Jordan...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Evansville takes down Drake 69-61 in MVC opener

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. Jordan...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Comeback Falls Short in 75-72 Loss to Evansville

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola (Chicago) finished its regular season Saturday with a 75-72 loss at home to Evansville. Evansville (13-18, 6-12 MVC) cruised to an 18-point lead in the second half. The Aces were rolling behind their backcourt duo of sophomore D.J. Balentine and freshman Duane Gibson. Then Evansville let up a bit and Loyola (9-21, 4-14) took complete advantage. The...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Hosts Evansville on Senior Night

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago (9-20, 4-13 MVC) wraps up its regular season at home Saturday against Evansville (12-18, 5-12). The Ramblers can finish as high as a tie for 8th place in the Missouri Valley Conference, but they are locked into the No. 10 seed for the conference tournament next week. In their first meeting, the Aces defeated the Ramblers in January, 53-48. Evansville...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 28, 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Aces trumped by No. 4 Shockers 84-68

Evansville coach Marty Simmons had a tough time sitting through Sunday's game. After enduring the litany of bad passes and bad decisions, he walked into the media room and made no apologies for what had happened. The Purple Aces simply made too many mistakes. No. 4 Wichita State forced 18 turnovers, had a season-high 14 steals and, after going toe-to-toe with Evansville for...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 4 Shockers trump Aces with 84-68 victory

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- No. 4 Wichita State relied on the basics Sunday: Defense and ball security. Again, it was the perfect combination. The Shockers forced 18 turnovers, finished with a season-high 14 steals and finally locked down Evansville's shooters late to pull away for an 84-68 victory that kept them one of the nation's two undefeated teams. "We wanted to extend...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Evansville escapes Illinois State 104-98 in OT

D.J. Balentine had 38 points and Evansville squandered a 25-point second-half lead, but escaped with a 104-98 overtime victory against Illinois State on Wednesday night. Evansville (11-15, 4-9 Missouri Valley) trailed 98-97 in overtime when Balentine gave them the lead for good on a 3-pointer with 1:09 left. After Illinois State (13-12, 6-7) failed to answer, Jaylon Brown made...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri State rolls past Evansville 66-54

Jamar Gulley scored 18 points, grabbed a dozen rebounds and made four steals to lead Missouri State to a 66-54 win over Evansville on Wednesday night. The Bears led by as many as 15 points in the first half before Evansville scored the final eight points to go into halftime trailing by four, 31-27. Missouri State opened a 13-point lead to start the second half. Ron Mvouika had...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri State edges Evansville 64-61

Jarmar Gulley tied a career high with 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Missouri State edged Evansville 64-61 on Tuesday. Ron Mvouika made two free throws with 29 seconds left to put Missouri State (13-6, 3-4 Missouri Valley Conference) up 63-60. After Evansville (9-11, 2-5) failed to score on the other end, the Bears missed the front end of two one-and-one attempts. Evansville...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Evansville defeats Loyola of Chicago 53-48

D.J. Balentine had 18 points to lead Evansville to a 53-48 victory over Loyola of Chicago Saturday. Blake Simmons had 11 points and Duane Gibson added 10 for Evansville (9-10, 2-4 Missouri Valley Conference). Nick Osborne made a layup to give Loyola Chicago (7-11, 2-4) a 45-44 lead with 3:40 remaining in the game. Egidjius Mockevicius followed with two free throws and Gibson made...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois State beats Evansville 79-78 in OT

Zach Lofton scored 21 points and pulled down six rebounds as Illinois State beat Evansville 79-78 in overtime Wednesday night. Daishon Knight came off the bench to add 16 points for the Redbirds (10-7, 3-2 Missouri Valley Conference). Bobby Hunter scored 10 points and Reggie Lynch had eight points and six rebounds. The team was 45 percent from the field and 58.3 percent from the...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Evansville trounces Grambling St. 96-61

D.J. Balentine scored 20 points to lead Evansville over Grambling State 96-61 on Saturday. Blake Simmons and Jaylon Brown both had 14 points for Evansville (7-6), while Egidiju Mockevicius and Duane Gibson added 10 points. Grambling State (1-7) was paced by A'Torri Shine with 13 points; Antwan Scott added 10 points and six assists. Evansville shot 60 percent from the floor...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackson St. picks up win at Evansville 57-51

Brandon West scored 14 points and grabbed 22 rebounds to lead Jackson State to a 57-51 win over Evansville on Saturday. Julysses Nobles also had 14 points for the Tigers (3-7) with Marcus Love adding 11 off the bench. Egidijus Mockevicius led the Aces (6-5) with 16 points and D.J. Balentine had 12. A big key for the Tigers was holding Balentine down. Balentine entered the game...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2013  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Murray State in tight game beats Evansville 65-63

Jeffery Moss scored 20 points and hit his fifth 3-point jumper of the game inside the final minute to snap a tie and push Murray State to a 65-63 victory over Evansville Wednesday night. Five 3s in a game is a season high for Moss, who broke a 61-61 tie with 51 seconds left. He added a free throw with eight seconds to play after Evansville (5-3) had closed to 64-63. The game was...
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December 04, 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...
Via Inside the Hall
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Three keys: Evansville

Obviously slowing down D.J. Balentine will be a big focus for the Indiana defense. Balentine ranks fourth in the nation in scoring, averaging 29.6 points per game. But there are some other points of emphasis for IU basketball tonight against Evansville, too.
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Three keys: Evansville

Obviously slowing down D.J. Balentine will be a big focus for the Indiana defense. Balentine ranks fourth in the nation in scoring, averaging 29.6 points per game. But there are some other points of emphasis for IU basketball tonight against Evansville, too.
Via indiana.scout.com
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Three keys: Evansville

Obviously slowing down D.J. Balentine will be a big focus for the Indiana defense. Balentine ranks fourth in the nation in scoring, averaging 29.6 points per game. But there are some other points of emphasis for IU basketball tonight against Evansville, too.
Via indiana.scout.com
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Evansville defeats Anderson (IN) 91-68

D.J. Balentine scored 29 points to lead four in double figures as Evansville defeated Anderson (Indiana) 91-68 Saturday night. Balentine was 10 of 11 from the floor, including a perfect 3-for-3 shooting from beyond the arc. It was Balentine's fifth consecutive game scoring 29 points or more. Evansville (5-0) is off to its best start since 1986-87. Evansville was also led by...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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