Scores

Final

Norfolk State 71

(2-8, 1-0 MEAC)

Evansville 80

(5-5, 4-2 home)

    3:05 PM ET, December 22, 2007

    Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    NORF 27 4471
    EVAN 34 4680

    Top Performers

    Norfolk State: M. Deloach 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Evansville: J. Holsinger 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

    Evansville 80, Norfolk St. 71

    Associated Press

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Jason Holsinger scored a season-high 24 points, including six 3-pointers, and Shy Ely added 15 as Evansville held off Norfolk State 80-71 Saturday in the teams' first ever meeting.

    Evansville (5-5) led by as many as 12 points during the first half, which ended with the Purple Aces holding a 34-27 edge.

    But Norfolk State (2-8) battled back in the second half and took a 5-point lead over the Aces at 56-51 with 7:18 to play when Corey Lyons connected on a 3-pointer.

    The teams were tied five times over the second half before Granger made a 3-pointer to tie it up for the last time shortly before Holsinger hit a 3 to put Evansville ahead for good at 62-59, with 4:18 remaining.

    The Aces pulled away in the last three minutes to hold on for its fourth win in five games.

    Granger added 13 points for Evansville, which outrebounded the Spartans 32-28.

    Tony Murphy led Norfolk State with 19 points, while Lyons added 16 and Michael Deloach had 13 points and seven rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NORF
    EVAN
    Points 71 80
    FG Made-Attempted 27-58 (.466) 25-52 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 10-16 (.625)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-10 (.900) 20-24 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 9

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