Feehan scores 20 as Evansville tops Texas Southern 85-63
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Shea Feehan made five 3-pointers and scored 20 and Noah Frederking added 16 points to propel Evansville to an 85-63 victory over Texas Southern on Sunday.
John Hall grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to go with nine points for the Purple Aces (2-2). Feehan sank 7 of 12 shots from the floor to help Evansville shoot 47 percent (39 of 64).
The Tigers (1-4) jumped out to a 5-0 lead on Jeremy Combs’ layup and a 3-pointer by Jalyn Patterson, but Feehan began and ended a 13-0 run with 3-pointers and Evansville never trailed again.
Patterson paced Texas Southern with 26 points and seven rebounds. The senior guard made 4 of 10 from 3-point range, while the rest of the Tigers hit just 1 of 12 from distance. Texas Southern has one game left — against the 13th-ranked Oregon Ducks on Nov. 26 — in a tough six-game road trip to open the season. The Tigers upset Baylor in the season opener, but have lost to No. 3 Gonzaga, Iowa State, San Diego State and Evansville since the upset.
The Purple Aces played a team from Texas for the first time since taking on TCU in 2011.