Scores

Final

Evansville 69

(11-7, 4-2 MVC)

Drake 83

(8-9, 2-4 MVC)

8:05 PM ET, January 16, 2013

Knapp Center, Des Moines, Iowa

1 2 T
EVAN 38 3169
DRKE 39 4483

Top Performers

Evansville: C. Ryan 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast

Drake: C. Hines 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Drake 83, Evansville 69

Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Chris Hines had 21 points and made five 3-pointers to lead four Drake players scoring in double figures in an 83-69 victory against Evansville on Wednesday night.

Ben Simons added 18 points, Richard Carter 13 and Seth VanDeest 11 for the Bulldogs (8-9, 2-4 Missouri Valley).

Colt Ryan had 25 points with eight rebounds and went 16 for 16 at the free-throw line for the Purple Aces (11-7, 4-2). D.J. Balentine added 13 points and Ned Cox 12.

Drake, which shot 50.9 percent (29 of 57) from the floor, including 11 of 20 from 3-point range, took permanent control with a 20-4 run over an 8:07 stretch of the second half. Simons had seven points and Hines had two 3-pointers during the surge.

The Purple Aces, who defeated then-No. 23 Wichita State on Sunday, had a four-game winning streak snapped.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EVAN
DRKE
Points 69 83
FG Made-Attempted 19-58 (.328) 29-57 (.509)
3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 11-20 (.550)
FT Made-Attempted 26-28 (.929) 14-20 (.700)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 16

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 16, 2013 @DRKE 83, EVAN 69Recap
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