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Evansville 76, Drake 65

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Jason Holsinger and Shy Ely each scored 16 points to lead Evansville to a 76-65 win over Drake Sunday.

Nate Gamer added 15 points and Kavon Lacey scored 14 for the Purple Aces (9-2).

Josh Young racked up 24 points for the Bulldogs (9-4), while Josh Parker had 15 and Jonathan Cox had 12. But Drake made less than 35 percent of its field goals and made 7 of 26 attempted three pointers.

Evansville made 50 percent of its field goals and was 3-5 in three pointers.

The score was close for much of the game, but Evansville started to pull away in the second period. The Purple Aces took the lead for good on a Holsinger three pointer with 11 minutes left.

Evansville's 9-2 record marks the team's best start in 14 years, when the team won nine of its first 11 games.