Scores

Final

Evansville 65

(10-3, 2-1 MVC)

Indiana State 59

(3-11, 1-2 MVC)

    1:35 PM ET, January 4, 2009

    Hulman Center, Terre Haute, Indiana

    1 2 T
    EVAN 21 4465
    INST 31 2859

    Top Performers

    Evansville: S. Ely 24 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Indiana St: H. Marshall 16 Pts, 2 Ast

    Evansville 65, Indiana St. 59

    Associated Press

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Shy Ely scored 24 points and Nate Garner added 21 as Evansville rallied from behind in the closing minutes for a 65-59 victory Sunday over Indiana State.

    Indiana State (3-11, 1-2 Missouri Valley) dominated the first half and the first five minutes of the second half before Evansville made its move. The Purple Aces (10-3, 2-1) owed their comeback largely to Ely, who scored 12 of Evansville's final 18 points.

    The Aces took their first lead of the game, 57-56, with 1:41 remaining on an Ely bucket off an offensive rebound. Another bucket by Ely, and two free throws by Jason Holsinger put Evansville on top, 61-58, with 21 seconds left.

    Indiana State, which got 16 points from Harry Marshall, wasn't able to recover. Aaron Carter added 11 points for the Sycamores, who shot 50 percent for the game.

    Evansville managed just 36 percent, but connected on 21 of 27 free throws -- 14 of those in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EVAN
    INST
    Points 65 59
    FG Made-Attempted 22-61 (.361) 23-46 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 0-6 (.000) 4-16 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-27 (.778) 9-16 (.563)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 14

    2008-09 Season

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