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Evansville loses Simmons with season-ending knee injury

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Evansville has lost three-year men's basketball starter Blake Simmons to a season-ending knee injury. Coach Marty Simmons made the announcement about his son Wednesday, calling it a ''big loss.'' Since arriving on campus, the younger Simmons was averaging 7.4 points, 2.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds and started in 103 games. He made the Missouri Valley Conference...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa advances to Tourney on buzzer-beater

It took until March 6, but the madness has officially arrived. Sunday afternoon, college basketball fans saw just about the coolest thing that can happen in March - a buzzer-beater in a win-or-go-home game. Northern Iowa and Evansville were tied at 54 with only seconds to play in the Missouri Valley Conference title game and an NCAA Tournament bid on the line when Panthers leading...
Via The Comeback
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

MVC final: Washpun's buzzer-beater lifts Panthers over Aces 56-54

ST. LOUIS -- Wes Washpun's jumper from the top of the key bounced high off the back of the rim and fell in at the buzzer and Northern Iowa survived after squandering a 17-point lead, beating Evansville 56-54 in the Missouri Valley Conference title game on Sunday.Washpun had 18 points, five rebounds and three assists for Northern Iowa (22-12). Klint Carlson added 17 points for the...
Via Associated Press
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Evansville eyes first NCAA Tournament berth since 1999

ST. LOUIS — Evansville is the most experienced team in the Missouri Valley, but it will be at a disadvantage in that regard Sunday when it faces Northern Iowa in the MVC Tournament championship game at the Scottrade Center. Not only does Northern Iowa’s starting lineup feature three seniors and a junior, but the Panthers also have the experience of playing on this stage before...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Evansville 74, Loyola 73

CHICAGO — D.J. Balentine drained a floater with 11 seconds left Sunday as Evansville defeated Loyola, 74-73, at Gentile Arena. The Aces are now 5-1 against the Ramblers since Loyola joined the Missouri Valley in 2013.   Loyola (12-14, 5-9 MVC) had no answer for Egidijus Mockevicius in the first half. The 6-foot-10 senior had no trouble getting deep post positioning on Loyola’s...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 14, 2016  |  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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 28, 2016  |  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

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 Associated Press
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

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...
Via Associated Press
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...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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