Scores

Final

Indiana State 57

(4-14, 2-5 MVC)

Evansville 63

(12-5, 4-3 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, January 17, 2009

    Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    INST 14 4357
    EVAN 30 3363

    Top Performers

    Indiana St: C. Richard 10 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Blk

    Evansville: S. Ely 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Evansville 63, Indiana St. 57

    Associated Press

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Shy Ely scored seven of his 16 points during an 18-0 run at the start of the game, and Evansville held on for a 63-57 victory over Indiana State on Saturday night.

    The Purple Aces (12-5, 4-3 Missouri Valley) did not allow a point for nearly 11 minutes before a 3-pointer by Jay Tunnell.

    The Sycamores (4-12, 2-5), playing their second straight game without injured scoring leader Harry Marshall, trailed 30-14 at halftime but steadily cut into Evansville's big lead in the second period.

    A basket by Rashad Reed pulled Indiana State within 59-56 with a minute to go, but Clint Hopf scored a layup and Hopf and Kaylon Williams each hit one of two free throws in the closing seconds to seal the victory.

    Lavon Lacey added 11 points and Hopf finished with 10 for Evansville. Reed led Indiana State with 12 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    INST
    EVAN
    Points 57 63
    FG Made-Attempted 15-47 (.319) 18-42 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 3-8 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-32 (.688) 24-35 (.686)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 30 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

    2008-09 Season

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