Fayne lifts Illinois St. past Evansville 65-60
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Phil Fayne had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Illinois State to a 65-60 win over Evansville in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney on Thursday...
Illinois St. faces Evansville in tourney
No. 10 seed Evansville (11-20, 5-13) vs. No. 7 seed Illinois State (16-15, 9-9)
Missouri Valley Conference Tourney First Round, Enterprise Center, St. Louis; Thursday, 9:30 p.m....
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — John Hall scored at the basket and Noah Frederking added a free throw in the final seconds to preserve Evansville's 65-63 win over Valparaiso in the Missouri Valley...
Evansville looks to end streak vs Valpo
Evansville (10-20, 4-13) vs. Valparaiso (14-16, 7-10)
Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso, Indiana; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Valparaiso looks to extend Evansville's...
Fletcher carries S. Illinois over Evansville 98-91
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Armon Fletcher matched his career high with 34 points as Southern Illinois topped Evansville 98-91 on Wednesday night.
Childs leads Bradley over Evansville 63-61
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Elijah Childs had 13 points and 13 rebounds to carry Bradley to a 63-61 win over Evansville on Saturday.
Darrell Brown had 19 points for Bradley (16-13, 8-8 Missouri...
Evansville looks to end streak vs Bradley
Evansville (10-18, 4-11) vs. Bradley (15-13, 7-8)
Carver Arena, Peoria, Illinois; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Bradley looks to extend Evansville's conference losing streak to six...
Green scores 21 to lift N Iowa past Evansville 73-58
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — AJ Green had 21 points as Northern Iowa beat Evansville 73-58 on Sunday.
Trae Berhow had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Northern Iowa (12-15, 7-7 Missouri Valley Conference), which ended its five-game road losing streak. Spencer Haldeman added 14 points. Wyatt Lohaus had 11 points and eight rebounds for the visitors.
Da Silva leads Missouri State over Evansville 68-56
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Tulio Da Silva scored 17 points as Missouri State topped Evansville 68-56 on Wednesday night. Ryan Kreklow and Jarred Dixon added 15 points each for the Bears.
Marty Hill had 15 points for the Purple Aces (10-16, 4-9 Missouri Valley Conference). K.J. Riley added 10 points.
Pippen, Cook carry S. Illinois over Evansville 78-73
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Kavion Pippen had 18 points to lead five Southern Illinois players in double figures as the Salukis narrowly defeated Evansville 78-73 on Saturday night.
Aaron Cook added 15 points for the Salukis. Sean Lloyd Jr. chipped in 14, Armon Fletcher scored 13 and Eric McGill had 12. Cook also had seven assists for the Salukis, while Lloyd posted eight rebounds.
Neese scores 18, Indiana State beats Evansville 85-62
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Cooper Neese made his first four 3-point attempts and scored a career-high 18 points to help Indiana State beat Evansville 85-62 on Wednesday night.
The Sycamores (12-11, 4-7 Missouri Valley Conference) opened the game on a 13-3 run, led 39-17 at halftime and extended to their largest lead at 72-41 with 8:05 to play.
Evansville finishes strong to beat Valparaiso 64-53
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Marty Hill had 14 points to go with six rebounds as Evansville took control in the second half to beat Valparaiso 64-53 on Saturday afternoon to halt a four-game skid.
Bradley earns rare road win, muscles past Evansville 81-73
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye and Darrell Brown combined to score 35 points and Bradley picked up a rare road win at Evansville, 81-73 in a Missouri Valley Conference game on Wednesday night.
The home team has dominated the series, winning 37 of 50 games, including the last three straight coming in. The Braves now own a 30-23 edge in the all-time series.
Haldeman scores 24, leads N. Iowa past Evansville 81-74
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Spencer Haldeman scored 24 points off the bench and Northern Iowa beat Evansville 81-74 on Saturday night, snapping a two-game skid.
Trae Berhow added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers (9-12, 4-4 Missouri Valley Conference). Isaiah Brown had 12 points and Luke McDonnell had 10 points and led the team with a career-best 14 rebounds.
McGlynn helps Drake pull away early, beat Evansville 78-66
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nick McGlynn has 20 points and 10 rebounds and Drake pulled away early in the second half for a 78-66 victory over Evansville on Wednesday night.
McGlynn collected his fifth 20-point game and fourth double-double of the season. Tremell Murphy, D.J. Wilkins, and Garrett Sturtz added 11 points apiece, and Noah Thomas chipped in 10 for Drake (15-5, 4-3 Missouri Valley Conference). The Bulldogs have won three of its last four games and improved to 9-1 at home.
Yarbrough scores 27, Illinois State defeats Evansville 78-70
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Milik Yarbrough scored 27 points and Illinois State held Evansville to three points in the final two minutes for a 78-70 victory on Saturday.
Matt Chastain scored 13 points for the Redbirds (11-8, 4-2 Missouri Valley), Zach Copeland had seven assists and Yarbrough collected eight rebounds.
Evansville (9-10, 3-3) fell to 8-3 at home. K.J. Riley scored 19 points with six assists and John Hall had 18 points with 11 rebounds.
Evansville pulls away late to beat Missouri State 70-64
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — K.J. Riley scored 16 points and Evan Kuhlman hit a key 3-pointer late to help Evansville beat Missouri State 70-64 on Wednesday night.
Evansville (9-9, 3-2 Missouri Valley Conference) has won eight of the last 10 against Missouri State (8-10, 2-3).
Riley helps Evansville defeat Loyola-Chicago 67-48
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — K.J. Riley scored 15 points and made seven assists as Evansville defeated Loyola-Chicago 67-48 Tuesday night, holding the Ramblers to 37-percent shooting and a single 3-point basket.
Evansville, meanwhile, was shooting at a 53-percent clip, finishing at 27 of 51 from the floor with eight 3-pointers in 19 tries from behind the arc.
Riley, Hill lead Evansville past Drake in 2OTs
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — K.J. Riley scored 25 points, Marty Hill added 24 points and Evansville outlasted Drake 82-77 in double overtime in a Missouri Valley Conference opener on Wednesday night.
Evansville quickly built a five-point lead in the second overtime when Riley made a layup and Hill hit a 3-pointer. The lead reached eight on a layup by Hill with 2 minutes to go and Drake got no closer than the final margin.
Riley sparks Evansville past Green Bay 80-75
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — K.J. Riley sank 12 of 14 free throws, scoring 24 points and grabbing seven rebounds, to help Evansville hold off Green Bay 80-75 on Saturday.
Marty Hill added 12 points for the Purple Aces (6-6), who snapped a two-game skid.
Kameron Hankerson scored 12 of his team-high 18 points in the first half to guide the Phoenix (6-7) to a 37-35 halftime lead. Neither team led by more than four points in the opening half.
Morant scores 27, makes winning layup in Murray State’s win
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 27 points including the winning layup with 0.6 seconds remaining to give Murray State its fifth straight victory, 66-64 over Evansville on Tuesday night.
Feehan scores 29, Evansville beats Ball State 89-77
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Shea Feehan poured in a career-high 29 points and all five Evansville starters scored in double figures in an 89-77 victory over Ball State on Sunday.
Chatkevicius leads Evansville past Division III Albion 65-49
EVANSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Dainius Chatkevicius scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Evansville beat Division III Albion 65-49 on Saturday.
Also finishing with 11 points for the Purple Aces (4-3) were K.J. Riley who had six rebounds, Marty Hill with five rebounds and Noah Frederking with three rebounds. John Hall led the team with 12 rebounds.
Evansville shot 38 percent from the field compared to 27 percent for Albion and had a 50-34 rebounding advantage.
Hall, Frederking pace Evansville past Wyoming 86-78
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — John Hall and Noah Frederking scored back-to-back layups as Evansville regained control in the final 2:24 and defeated Wyoming 86-78 Wednesday night in the Missouri Valley/Mountain West challenge.
Hall finished with a career-high 21 points and added 11 rebounds for his first double-double. Frederking added 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting, Shamar Givance scored 12 and K.J. Riley 10 for the Purple Aces (3-3), who remain unbeaten at home this season.
Frederking leads Evansville past Kentucky Wesleyan 92-72
EVANSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Noah Frederking scored 19 of his career-high 26 points in the first half to lead Evansville to its first win with a 92-72 victory over Division II Kentucky Wesleyan on Thursday night.
Frederking was 9 of 14 from the field and made three 3-pointers. K.J. Riley added 16 points and John Hall had a career-best 13 for Evansville (1-2) in its home opener.
Mohamed Abu Arisha had 16 points to lead Kentucky Wesleyan. Zavon Godwin added 14 points and Adam Goetz had 13.
Evansville beats Valparaiso for 21st straight time
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Ryan Taylor scored 31 points on 10-of-23 shooting for his fifth 20-point game in a row, and Evansville beat in-state foe Valparaiso 63-59 on Wednesday night for its 21st straight series win dating to 1969.
K.J. Riley added nine points with six boards and Taylor had seven rebounds for the Purple Aces (16-10, 6-7 Missouri Valley Conference), who shot 46.8 percent from the floor in winning four of their last five.
Smith with 23 points, Evansville downs Valparaiso 75-65
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Dru Smith scored 23 points with six rebounds, four assists and Evansville downed Valparaiso 75-65 on Wednesday night, snapping a three-game skid.
Ryan Taylor added 22 points and five rebounds and K.J. Riley chipped in 10 points for the Purple Aces (13-9, 3-6 Missouri Valley Conference) who had a 42-34 rebounding edge over Valparaiso.
Smith, Taylor help Evansville edge Missouri St 64-55
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Dru Smith scored 15 points, Ryan Taylor added 13 and Evansville turned back Missouri State 64-55 on Wednesday night.
K.J. Riley had 11 points for the Purple Aces (12-6, 2-3 Missouri Valley Conference) and Dainiu Chatkevicius had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Alize Johnson led the Bears (13-5, 3-2) with 16 points and 14 rebounds and Jarrid Rhodes and Reggie Scurry had 10 points each.
Evansville beats NAIA Midway 79-52
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Noah Frederking scored 19 points, Blake Simmons added 18 and Evansville beat NAIA Midway College 79-52 on Sunday for its fifth-straight win.
K.J. Riley had 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for Evansville (10-2). Riley made 7 of 11 free throws as the Purple Aces hit 22 of 31 compared to six attempts for Midway.
Evansville downs Austin Peay 78-74 in OT behind Riley’s 22
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — K.J. Riley scored 22 points — 14 from the free throw line — and Evansville needed overtime to beat Austin Peay 78-74 on Saturday.
Blake Simmons scored 18 points for the Purple Aces and his 3-pointer to start the extra session put Evansville (9-2) ahead for good. Evansville entered the game 8-2 for the third time in four years.
Simmons has 17 as Evansville gets back on winning track
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Blake Simmons had 17 points with five assists as Evansville thumped Oakland City 98-56 on Saturday to stop a two-game skid.
Evansville (6-2), had won five consecutive games to open the season before losing to Louisiana Tech and New Mexico.
New Mexico has 5 score in double figures, beats Evansville
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sam Logwood and Troy Simons scored 14 points apiece, leading five New Mexico players in double figures Wednesday night as the Lobos beat Evansville 78-59.
K.J. Riley led the Purples Aces (5-2) with 13.
New Mexico (3-4) gained control early in the game, reeling off an 11-0 run over an eight-minute span, during which the Aces went 0-for-9 from the field.
Evansville pulls away from Arkansas State 77-63
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Ryan Taylor scored 21 points, K.J. Riley added 12, and Evansville pulled away early from Arkansas State to win Friday night's season opener for both teams 77-63 in Mike Balado's coaching debut for the Red Wolves.
Dru Smith scored 11 points and Dainiu Chatkevicius 10 for the Purple Aces, who took the lead for good at 10-8 on Solomon Hainna's layup and led by as many as 26 points in the second half.