EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Colt Ryan's 25 points led Evansville to a 78-60 victory over Southern Illinois in a Missouri Valley opener Thursday night.
Seck made 9 of his 13 shots, but Southern Illinois went just 23 of 56 from the floor (41 percent). The Purple Aces shot 51 percent (24 of 47).
But the big difference came at the foul line, where Evansville went 26 of 37 to Southern Illinois' 12 of 18.
The Purple Aces led 48-27 at halftime.