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Loyola falls to Evansville despite locking down D.J. Balentine

Take away D.J. Balentine, the Missouri Valley Conference’s leading scorer, and you have a good chance at beating Evansville. Loyola did that effectively Wednesday but still lost a tough one to the Aces, 65-56. Balentine scored just 6 points, a season-low, on 2-of-12 field-goal shooting. But his second make was one of the game’s biggest shots. Evansville (14-5, 4-3 MVC) led 59...
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January 22, 2015  |  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

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

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

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, including...
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December 28, 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...
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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...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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