Scores

Final

Illinois State 67

(12-18, 4-14 MVC)

Evansville 73

(15-14, 9-9 MVC)

    3:05 PM ET, February 26, 2011

    Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    ILST 37 3067
    EVAN 32 4173

    Top Performers

    Illinois St: T. Lewis 12 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Evansville: C. Ryan 32 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Illinois State comes up short against Evansville

    Associated Press

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Colt Ryan scored 32 points Saturday as Evansville celebrated its final game at 55-year-old Roberts Stadium with a 73-67 victory over Illinois State.

    The Purple Aces (15-14, 9-9 Missouri Valley), who will move to a new downtown arena next season, finish the regular season in sixth place in the conference and will face third-seeded Indiana State in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Friday in St. Louis.

    Illinois State (12-18, 4-14) will be the No. 9 seed and face No. 8 Southern Illinois in the opening round on Thursday.

    Ryan scored 21 of his 32 points in the second half, including back-to-back 3-pointers that capped an 8-0 run at the start of the period and gave Evansville the lead for good.

    Lewis Jones added 13 points for the Aces, who snapped a four-game losing streak.

    Tony Lewis and Anthony Cousin had 12 points each for Illinois State.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILST
    EVAN
    Points 67 73
    FG Made-Attempted 23-48 (.479) 21-53 (.396)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-14 (.786) 25-31 (.806)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 6

    2010-11 Season

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