Scores

Final

Evansville 75

(13-18, 6-12 MVC)

Loyola (IL) 72

(9-21, 4-14 MVC)

    4:00 PM ET, March 1, 2014

    Joseph J. Gentile Center, Chicago, Illinois

    1 2 T
    EVAN 37 3875
    L-IL 27 4572

    Top Performers

    Evansville: D. Balentine 24 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Loyola (IL): J. Crisman 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Stl

    Evansville edges Loyola of Chicago 75-72

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- D. J. Balentine scored 24 points and Evansville, leading by 18 in the second half, outlasted a Loyola of Chicago comeback, winning 75-72 on Saturday.

    Evansville led by as many as 12 points in the first half before settling for a 37-27 lead over the Ramblers at the break.

    Loyola didn't score in the first 4 minutes of the second half and Evansville bumped the lead to 45-27. But Loyola, trailing by ten with 2 minutes remaining, took advantage of Evansville fouls and a timely Joe Chrisman (20 points) steal and 3-point play and whittled the deficit to 73-72 with 8.6 seconds left. Duane Gibson hit two free throws to put Evansville up by three. Loyola missed a trey at the buzzer and the Aces survived the Rambler comeback.

    Evansville (13-18, 6-12), with the victory, avoided sharing the Missouri Valley cellar position with first-year member Loyola (9-21, 4-14).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EVAN
    L-IL
    Points 75 72
    FG Made-Attempted 30-53 (.566) 23-51 (.451)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-4 (.250) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 22-29 (.759)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 18, 2014 @EVAN 53, L-IL 48Recap
    » Mar 1, 2014 EVAN 75, @L-IL 72Recap