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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

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...
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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

Evansville tops Martin Methodist 87-69

D.J. Balentine scored 29 points and had 9 assists to lead Evansville to an 87-69 win over NAIA opponent Martin Methodist Saturday. Balentine was 9-14 from the floor and 9 of 11 from the line. Evansville never trailed in the game, jumping out to a 9-0 lead on a Blake Simmons jump shot, a jumper and two free throws by Baletine, and Adam Wing's 3-pointer. The RedHawks came back...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

How The New Adidas Sleeved Jerseys Have Turned the Evansville Purple Aces Into SpongeBob SquarePants

Wednesday night my University of Evansville Purple Aces pulled out a three-point road victory against Wichita State. It was the Aces’ first win in Wichita since 2001. The win gave the Aces a season sweep of the Shockers, a team that has spent a good part of the season ranked in the Top 25 and that will most likely be playing in the NCAA Tournament. My euphoria was short-lived....
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The Day the Basketball Died: The 35th Anniversary of the Plane Crash That Took the Lives of the Evansville Basketball Team

With additional research by Dennis Goodman The University of Evansville (UE) Purple Aces spent much of their afternoon and evening on Tuesday December 13, 1977 sitting in the Evansville Regional Airport waiting for a plane. The chartered DC-3 that was scheduled to take them to Nashville (en route to Murfreesboro, Tennessee for a game against Middle Tennessee State) was three hours...
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December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Evansville Adds 6-10 Big Man Egidijus Mockevicius From Lithuanian U-20 National Team

Last year’s Evansville Purple Aces finished third in a loaded Missouri Valley Conference thanks to strong outside shooting and good perimeter defense. But they were among the nation’s worst in rebounding margin and blocked shots, and—in large part because of these deficiencies in the paint—the Aces once again ended the season with an early exit in a third-tier postseason...
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August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

OSG Buzzer Beater: Denver Holmes Is Evansville's Ace In Win Over Northern Iowa

Evansville's Denver Holmes hit a pair of three pointers including the game winner at the buzzer to give the Purple Aces a 63-62 win over Northern Iowa.Here's the highlights including the game winner. (Thanks evansvillesports)“It was a great play and a great pass,” Holmes said after the game. “I had a little too much muscle on it, but it banked in.”Holmes finished...
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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Harris paces Evansville to win over Alabama St.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Kenny Harris' double-double paced Evansville to a 62-55 victory over Alabama State on Tuesday night. Harris had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Purple Aces (3-2), who shot 45.7 percent (21 of 46). Colt Ryan added 14 points and Ned Cox 10. Ivory White scored 16 points, including four 3-pointers, to pace the defending Southwestern Athletic Conference...
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November 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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