EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Jason Holsinger scored 22 points, and Evansville defeated Wichita State 61-52 on Saturday night.
Holsinger made 5 of 6 3-pointers, including his first five attempts. Shy Ely scored added 15 points for the Purple Aces (15-8, 7-6 Missouri Valley).J.T. Durley scored 10 points for Wichita State (11-13, 5-8). No other Shocker scored more than seven points.Evansville shot 50 percent from the field to make up for Wichita State's 36-20 rebounding edge. The Purple Aces outscored the Shockers 20-8 from the free-throw line.Wichita State made just 21 of 47 shots, and 2 of 16 from 3-point range.Wichita State took an early 19-8 lead, but Evansville battled back to take a 28-23 at the break.