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Balentine's 25 leads Evansville past SIU, 75-66

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) D.J. Balentine knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers barely four minutes into the game to give Evansville the lead for good in a 75-66 win over Southern Illinois Saturday in a game honoring the Purple Aces 1964-65 NCAA Division II national championship team. Balentine scored nine straight points, lifting Evansville (15-5, 5-3 Missouri Valley Conference) from...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Evansville hits clutch foul shots to beat Loyola 65-56

CHICAGO (AP) Blake Simmons scored 13 points and Eqidijus Mockevicius added 12 points with 13 rebounds as Evansville held off Loyola of Chicago 65-56 on Wednesday night. The Purple Aces (15-4, 4-3 Missouri Valley Conference) used a pair of runs late in the game - 11-1 and 8-0 - to stake a 10-point lead with just over four minutes to play. That's when the Ramblers (13-6, 3-4) turned...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wichita St.-Evansville Preview

Wichita State knows where it's going come March. Evansville wants to go, too, and the Purple Aces are seeking a signature victory Saturday when they host the Missouri Valley Conference superpower. Though Evansville (13-4, 3-2) is tied for fourth in the Valley, two games behind the 13th-ranked Shockers (15-2, 5-0), it has shown itself a viable contender to perhaps emerge as a third...
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8 days ago  |  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 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 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
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