EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- James Haarsma scored 18 points as Evansville held off Wichita State 65-62 Tuesday night to end a 14-game losing streak.
The Purple Aces (7-17, 1-13 Missouri Valley) led 59-49 with 3:54 to play, but the Shockers chipped away at the lead and eventually pulled to within one with 7.5 seconds remaining following three free throws by Clevin Hannah.
After two free throws by Colt Ryan put Evansville up 65-62 with 5.8 seconds to play, Wichita State (20-6, 9-5) got the ball back, but turned it over, giving the Aces their first victory since December 19.
Denver Holmes added 17 points for Evansville, which also ended a 14-game regular season conference losing streak.
Garrett Stutz scored 15 points to lead Wichita State, which fell to 19-2 when scoring at least 60 points.
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