Evansville beats Ohio 81-69 in OT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) D.J. Ballentine scored 23 points, including eight in overtime, to lead Evansville to an 81-69 comeback win over Ohio on Thursday. The Purple Aces (8-2) scored 12 unanswered points in OT and made 23 of 28 free throws. Ohio built a five-point second-half lead, 57-52, on a 3-pointer by Javarez Willis, but Evansville pulled ahead with a 13-2 run. Ohio rallied and...
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Evansville comes back to beat Belmont, 65-62

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) D.J. Balentine scored 25 points, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out four assists to lead Evansville to a 65-62 victory over Belmont on Tuesday night. Clinging to a 53-51 lead with four minutes remaining, Evansville scored 10 of the games next 15 points over the next three minutes, highlighted by a Jaylon Brown 3-pointer, to build a 63-56 lead, its largest...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Evansville runs past IUPUI 89-62

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) D.J. Balentine scored 22 points to lead Evansville to a dominating 89-62 victory over IUPUI on Saturday night. Balentine was 8 of 16 from the field, including 3 of 5 from long range. David Howard scored a career-high 16 points, Mislav Brzoja added 10 and Egidiju Mockevicius had nine points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for Evansville (6-1). The Purple Aces trailed...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting Evansville beats Wright St. 86-78

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) D.J. Balentine scored 28 points and Eqidijus Mockevicius added a career-high 20 as Evansville started hot and got hotter to knock off Wright State 86-78 on Tuesday night. Evansville made 16 of 27 field goal attempts (59.3 percent) in the first half and improved to 18 of 24 (75 percent) in the final period. Wright State did not fold as the Raiders hit 15 of...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Evansville defeats San Francisco 79-72

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) D.J. Balentine scored 23 points and Egidijus Mockevicius added 14 points and 14 rebounds in leading Evansville to a 79-72 victory over San Francisco on Wednesday night and take third place in the Gulf Coast Showcase. Jaylon Brown added 15 points and Mislav Brzoja 11 for the Purple Aces (4-1). Mark Tollefsen had 23 points to lead the Dons (3-2). Matt Glover added...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Sykes, Green Bay hold off Evansville 64-62

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Keifer Sykes scored 20 points and Green Bay survived two missed shots by Evansville in the closing seconds to escape with a 64-62 win Tuesday at the Gulf Coast Showcase. Adam Wing's layup put Evansville (3-1) ahead 55-54 with 5:26 to play but Sykes answered with a three-point play and followed with another basket to put the Phoenix (3-1) ahead for good D.J. Balentine...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Evansville advances; beats Fresno State 58-52

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Mislav Brzoja made four free throws in the final 30 seconds and had 17 points to lead Evansville past Fresno State 58-52 on Monday in the Gulf Coast Showcase. Brzoja converted 12 of 13 from the line as Evansville attempted 11 more free throws than Fresno State. D.J. Balentine had 13 for Evansville (3-0) and Egidijus Mockevicius added 10 and 10 rebounds. Karachi...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mockevicius, Evansville beat Miami (Ohio) 69-50

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Egidijus Mockevicius had 17 points and 12 rebounds, D.J. Balentine scored 19 and Evansville beat Miami of Ohio 69-50 on Wednesday night. Mockevicius was 7 of 8 from the field and the Aces (2-0) shot 57.1 percent overall while holding Miami (1-1) to 39.6 percent. Evansville led 44-37 with 10 minutes to go when Adam Wing and Mislav Brzoja made back-to-back 3-pointers...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Marshall returns strong with MVC Player of the Week award; Evansville’s Mislav Brzoja wins Newcomer of the Week

Photo: The Cardinal Connect Junior guard Marcus Marshall‘s 2013-14 campaign at Missouri State was cut short by a season-ending knee injury. But he returned in style with a standout performance against Eastern Illinois, earning himself the first MVC Player of the Week award. Marshall posted a career-high 38 points against the Panthers, shooting 12-of-16 from the field and 6...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Evansville rolls over Earlham 116-45

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Mislav Brzoja had 21 points, 11 rebounds and four assists to lead Evansville to a 116-45 win over Earlham to open the season on Saturday. D.J. Balentine finished with 22 points, six rebounds and five assists, Egidijus Mockevicius had 16 points and five rebounds for Evansville. Adam Wing tallied 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Brzoja shot 10 of 12...
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November 15, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 34...
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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 them, get their...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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